Thursday, July 28, 2011
Welcome to my blog! I decided I wanted to write a blog to keep everyone who is interested up to date on my puppy. I can't tell you how excited I am for this experience and feel very honored to be allowed this opportunity. Just think...in 2 short years, my new puppy may be making a difference in someone's life! Many people have asked me where in the world I got the idea to do this. Well, back when I was in Middle School or High school my mom and I encountered someone at a horse show who was raising a service puppy. I really thought it would be a cool thing to do and the idea has been sitting in the back of my mind ever since. It was just never really the right time to do it. When I ran across a KSDS booth at the Wichita Lawn and Garden show, the idea was brought back. I talked to Pat and when he didn't object, I knew it was something I had to do. I had my application in the mail in a week. My kids are, of course, very excited about the idea of another puppy. More importantly, they are excited about the idea of helping change someone's life for the better. I got the "official" letter in the mail yesterday telling me I have a puppy waiting for me. Pat, Kinsey and I went shopping and bought some little toys and a leash and collar. Kinsey thought that hot pink would be best for a little girl. I told her that's fine, but I get to pick next because that is definitely NOT my color of choice! I figured puppies grow fast. Many people have also asked how I'm going to manage to give the puppy back in 15-18 months. I just have to remind myself through the whole experience why I'm doing it. I also have a beautiful lab named Bailey that will never go anywhere! I can't wait to introduce her to her friend next Friday and begin my new adventure.