6.29.2009

A poodle named "Fluffy"

Some of you will get the title of this post, some will not, so let me explain...

Ever since we have known that Steve was getting a Service dog, he has worried about receiving a poodle. Nothing against poodles for all you poodle-lovers out there, but it just wasn't a breed Steve had a real connection with. Not a very MANLY dog. And wouldn't you know it, we found out that they DO use the large breed of poodles occasionally. Somewhere along the way, friends and family began telling Steve that he was getting a giant poodle named Fluffy. This has now become an ongoing joke.

Well, today, I post this to put that joke to rest. Allow me to introduce to you, the newest member of the Taylor family:

KATIE
Katie is a 2 year old black lab (mix). Steve is beyond thrilled...yes, that she's not a poodle, but also that she is older and a very MANLY dog. He told me on the phone that he thinks he got the best dog of the whole bunch. She's very well trained already and not hyper like some of the other dogs. They do try to match the dogs and their owner's personality. And I feel like this is going to be a perfect fit.

I have to confess, up until today, I have cringed at the thought of our life changing to accomodate this dog. The thought of trying to make airfare reservations, going to church and into restaurants etc...well, it just annoyed me. But today, seeing a picture of this dog who will give me such a peace of mind is just exhilarating! I cannot wait to meet Katie in person! It is going to be hard not to want to love on her like a pet. But she is a working dog. And I must remember that if I want her to work for Steve's safety.

This has been a very LONG time coming and I'm thrilled to be able to share it with you all...more to come later...


3 comments:

Hepler said...

As much as I was secretly hoping he got a white poodle, I am happy that this day has finally come.

Stacey said...

Welcome Katie. I'm glad Steve got his "manly" dog.

Cheryl said...

What a beautiful dog! They will soon be best buds!