Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Wow! Wow! Wow!

All I can say is WOW! Can you tell? I am in love with this dog! He is playful but obedient. We just came in from outside where I was showing David what the trainer taught us today and Koolio did great! I was really nervous about having a dog. I still am apprehensive but I think we'll be o.k. and I'll do fine.

Hannah was very overwhelmed when we walked in 4paws. The place smells like dogs! Imagine that. LOL! Koolio was politely sitting in his kennel. David and the boys commented on how he looked beat down, but when they brought him out to us, he was great. Hannah was really happy. That was until he took a treat from her hand and slobbered all over her! It was a little more than her sensory system could handle. LOL! David took her back to the hotel because they didn't need both parents and the kid this afternoon. We've been back at the hotel a couple of hours and we've caught her touching him and playing with his tail, etc. Koolio loves Kyle and Zachary and they seem to really be enjoying him. I think he'll fit into our family quite well.

Jeremy said we'd do some seizure work tomorrow. There are only 3 seizure dogs in this class. He mentioned that the other two dogs barked and that Koolio pawed. That made me a little nervous but I'll find more about it tomorrow surely.

We're happy, exhausted, and ready to settle down for the night. I'll post some pictures. Thank you to everyone that has had a part in this happening for us. I think I was the only one in tears when Koolio came to us. I couldn't help but think about the past 8 months and all we've been through. This is not one of those BAD things. This is an GOOD thing and we sure needed it! Thank you!


Anonymous said...

This was a wonderful day for all of you and one that has been in the making for a long time. I read your post with tears streaming as I feel your emotion. Koolio is a special gift from God and will be a wonderful help and addition to your family. God Bless!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your new family member. it has been so neat to be able to keep up with you as you travel to Ohio to pick up Koolio. He is gorgeous and I absolutely adore his name!

Sis.Kaylynn Strawn