Today I looked at the calendar and couldn’t believe that it was 10 years ago this past weekend we took a ride out to Mayfield, KY to look at a litter of poodle puppies. I had called a number we found in the paper and the breeder said she only had 2 males left. I hung up the phone and was disappointed as I wanted a little girl. My mom told me to call the breeder back and set up a time to “just go look”. When I walked into the breeder’s home she had a tiny chocolate puppy hanging in a grooming vest and was trimming his feet. At that moment I fell in love with his little chocolate self. Not to mention that he had one white paw which made him even more adorable. I told my mom I wanted him. The breeder had a price of $200 on him (she was going to keep him if he didn’t sell) and my mom said that either I could have the puppy or a Lee Middleton doll I had been wanting as an early birthday present. Well I decided that a puppy would be better than another doll and we came home with a little 12 week old Bobo. Thats where it all began!
Over the past decade I learned a lot about dogs. Such as how to administer medication, how to hide pills in cheese, how to teach an old dog new tricks, to have my camera handy at all times, how to sew dog dresses, how to make collars, the importance of a good veterinarian, what vaccines dogs need, if you have a well behaved dog you can shop most anywhere with them, free feeding equals free pooping, taking joy in the little things like a walk, the importance of quality kibble, that doggie carseats do save lives, that old dogs rock, and each moment spent with them is precious!
We have had our ups and downs but it’s been a blast!
It’s truly a dog’s life and I am living it!
-Katie (the doggie momma)