Friday, September 30, 2011

Introducing Our Daughter Natalie

Natalie's referral photo.  I'm guessing she was about 12-14 months old at the time of this picture.
We are SO Happy!!!  More details to follow very soon.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Stay Tuned For a Very Joyous Announcement :)

Can you guess what it is?  :)  For now I will say that I am floating on a happy cloud and we should have wonderful information to share by tomorrow or Friday.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Coffee with a Canine

Do you want to find out the answers to intriguing questions such as:  "If Hollywood made a movie in which Katie and Louie could talk, who should do their voices?" and "If Katie and Louie could change one thing about you, what would it be?"?  If so, check out my interview by Marshal Zeringue at his Coffee with a Canine blog where he sounds out humans while they take their canine friends on coffee dates.  It's a very cool blog...lots of fun!  It's also a great distraction while we wait for China to match us with our daughter.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

New AKC Therapy Dog Titles: THD

Hooray Katie and Louie just received a new title from the American Kennel Club. It's THD which stands for Therapy Dog. To qualify for the title dogs must be certified by an AKC recognized therapy dog organization (TDI - Therapy Dogs International in our case), they must be AKC registered or listed and they must have completed 50 verified therapy visits. Our Newfoundlands automatically qualified because they already met all of those criteria.

Katie and I went to our favorite nursing home tonight. I always dress her up when we go there because the elderly people get a huge kick out of seeing her with ribbons in her hair. We had not visited in a while because of the heat, so Katie was super excited to see a bunch of her human friends again.

Louie posing with his patch

Now Katie and Louie's official names and titles are...

Wilbon's What a Wonderful World RE THD TDIA CGC
& Wilbon's Katie Scarlett O'Hara RA THD TDIA CGC



Katie giving Mama some therapeutic kisses