Cupcake (Lhasa Apso)
by Peggy H. Shields
A little girl’s family carefully chose the puppy they wanted to purchase. They submitted the down payment to reserve Princess, a Lhasa Apso, only to find out that it had already been sold an hour earlier.
The little girl was heartbroken. The Martin’s (kennel owners) assured the family that more photos had been taken and should be online the next day. At home the father told his daughter that the puppy just wasn’t meant to be theirs. He then suggested the child go to her room and pray about it.
The next day the little girl agreed that Princess wasn’t meant to be hers. Instead she was going to get a puppy named Cupcake. The parents wondered how this was going to work out, knowing that it wasn’t likely a puppy named Cupcake would be listed on the Kennel’s website.
Unbeknownst to the Martin’s or the web designer who named the puppies, it was business as usual. The puppies were photographed and added to the website within 24 hours. To date, the kennel had only ever used people names for the puppies and the puppy names ALWAYS started with the same first initial as the mother. The Lhasa puppy photos were the offspring of Taffy, whose name was recorded as Cathy. That week, the designer decided to use other names … Sugar, Spice, Fancy and, yes, YOU GUESSED IT! Cupcake.
That morning, the family was amazed to see Cupcake on the website. They immediately called the kennel to reserve the puppy. When they stopped in to visit the puppy, the family shared this story with the kennel owners.
It was truly an answer to the little girl’s prayer,
- to have the right puppy named the wrong name,
- to have a web designer decide to use different names (including Cupcake), AND
- to have it happen the very week that the little girl talked to God about a puppy named Cupcake.
God truly is amazing to work out even the smallest details in answer to one little girl’s prayers.
— This occured six years ago today on March 9, 2010. —