Koda’s First Birthday

ZDSCN3713Our Golden Boy turned one year old today. Last year I signed up with the local golden retriever rescue in hopes to find a match for our family. It took several months of waiting then we got a call in July that there were to male puppies in need of a home. We had both pups over to the house to see which one would be a good fit for us. Both pups were beautiful. One was a little mischievous and the other one just wanted to hang with us and be loved on. We chose the lover boy and named him Koda. The name comes from the Disney character in the movie Brother Bear. Here are a few photos of his the last year.


















ZDSCN3728Here is Koda looking adorable on his birthday. I love this boy and am so thankful that he is in our lives. Cheers to another year of long walks, special treats, cuddle time, and good old fun.


New Member of the Family

DSCN0245 Meet Koda. He is a Golden Retriever Mix puppy whom recently joined our family. We signed up with the local Golden Retriever rescue group a few months ago hoping to be able to help them out by adopting one of their rescue dogs. We have been waiting patiently for one that would fit into our family. Our daughter Chloe is 4 and we also have a cat so we needed a dog that would be a good match for both of them. The rescue group recently picked up a litter of pups found at a shelter and nursed them to health. We were lucky enough to be matched with the pups and able to pick one for a trial with our family. We chose this guy, or shall I say he chose Chloe. The two of them hit it off from the very first meeting. We are all excited to have a dog back in our lives and look forward to him growing up with Chloe. It has been so long since we have had a puppy. It is a lot of work and a lot of fun. My least favorite part at the moment is getting up in the middle of the night to let him out to go potty. He is doing real good with the potty training and only had a few accidents. None of our personal items has been destroyed as of yet. He is a smart boy and holds a lot of promise to be a great dog. Here are some recent photos of Koda.