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11.01.2006

Maya plays "Blue" (from Blue's Clues)

Maya could be called "your friendly neighborhood recycling dog." On our walks her typical finds range from plastic soda bottles, soda cans, cardboard tubes, sticks, candy wrappers, and even an occasional dirt clod. She is usually happy to exchange her new find at the house (into the recycle bin if applicable) for a treat which may explain her willingness to carry them far distances.

The stress of the last few days has been at times overwhelming. Will we get our referral this month? (We're on the fence on this one ~ it's possible, but not probable) When oh when are this group of referrals going to arrive? (For the past several months referrals have arrived between the 23rd and 27th of the month ~ still no news for October though our agency assured us that referrals come out every 28 to 38 days... It has been about 35 since the last group arrived) Is everything okay at the CCAA? (Some folks that got their referrals on September 25 still haven't gotten their travel approvals while others have ~ highly unusual)

So anyway, Maya and I have been taking some long walks to help clear my mind. Yesterday she took on the role of Blue. In the popular children's show "Blue's Clues" Blue the dog leaves clues that the host (with the children audience) are to put together to find out what Blue wants. I wasn't paying much attention as Maya stopped to sniff something (my mind was in China). It was only when I got home that I saw what Maya had been carrying for about 20 minutes. Yes, that is a red Chinese symbol on the bag in her mouth in the above picture. She found a bag of the noodles you put on your soup at a Chinese resteraunt. So I've decided to believe that Maya is acting like Blue. She's collecting clues to let us know that she really wants her "sister" to arrive. (When I catch her with another clue I'll try to catch it on camera and share with you) Poor dog doesn't realize that Ian and I are doing everything we can to speed up the process ~ which of course is NOTHING!

This morning I found her again in the baby's room. Not standing at the window like usual, but laying on the floor in front of the crib. She lays beside our bed frequently, she must be ready to take up her protective post for her little sister. We know Maya, we want her home too!

1 comment:

LaoLao Shultz said...

Chinese noodles?! What is the chance of those showing up on a morning walk around the neighborhood? I believe God has a wonderful sense of humor.

Maya seems to have an inner sense about this baby. Seeing her sitting at the window looking out makes me get goose bumps. As if she is saying "I'm waiting for you little one". I'm sure that they will become best friends.