Sunday, January 17, 2010

Sodo - The Best Dog Ever



Over the years people other than my children have tried to convince me to get a dog for our family. They would always tell me how great their dog was and I would always think that I would love to have their dog, but I was not so sure about having any dog.

So when we finally took the plunge and got a dog, who would have known that we would have ended up with the best dog ever. (For those of you who think you have the best dog ever, I guess you are entitled to your own - incorrect - opinions.) One of the many things that makes this dog so great is that she flunked out of a program to be a service dog for children with disabilities. Evidently she was exhibiting some poor behaviors while living in her crate, none of which we have seen in our home. While she may be a service dog flunkie, she is trained at a high level for a house pet.

We have named this dog Sodo after the Ethiopian town that all of our adopted kids are from. Sodo has adjusted beautifully to our home. Everybody is getting along just great - except for the cats. Even though the cats are above Sodo in the pecking order and Sodo keeps her distance from them, they have only warmed up a little to her at this point. We have seen some improvement and are still optimistic that all of the animals will become friends.

6 comments:

Kurt and Kayla said...

I love the name! Sodo is a beautiful dog. Don't give my kids any ideas:)

Lindsey said...

Beautiful Goldie! And sorry Mr. D, but Jetta is the best dog ever. lol Looks like you have a pretty awesome dog and a good match for the family! i am glad that you finally became good ol' dog people. Cats are just no fun! :)

Owlhaven said...

So pretty! Two of our kids are from Sodo too!

Mary

Andrea H. said...

I bet that was the best Christmas gift ever for the kids. Everyone looks like they are happy and having lots of fun with Sodo.

Terri said...

Sorry, Mark, but we have the best golden! Sophie is our 5th golden, and she is something else. However, we do have an offer for you. When you come to visit paternal grandparents, we'd be happy to tend to Sodo for you so you don't have all that kenneling. You've given your kids a great gift!

CrazyD said...

You better be careful about what you offer, Terri. We may just take you up on that!