So, I've put off writing this page until the very last. It's always been hard for me to talk about myself. I guess it's probably in part because I was brought up to believe that it's impolite or not gracious. And on another deeply and very personal level, I have to admit, people tend to really scare me. I think that is why I have such a love and admiration for dogs and why we get along so well. Let me now introduce you to the two best things to ever happen to me and you will in turn learn about me too.
Cooper (V.P. of K9 Resources)
On October 14, 2008, this stinky, smelly, matted, little bundle of love and kisses came into my life and my life changed forever. He has taught me more about myself and about the world than I could have ever imaged. I deeply admire his incredible ability to always look on the bright side of life. The speed at which he forgives is something that I aspire to daily. His optimism encourages me to try to be a better person every single day. This little man wears his heart on his sleeve and shows me that there is beauty in vulnerability. Most importantly, he has taught me that self-worth is not derived from what others think but what I think of myself and how I treat people and animals...especially dogs.
Preston (V.P. of K9 Development)
When Cooper and I finally got into a rhythm, we decided to add to our family. May 17, 2009, was the day we welcomed this little misfit into our lives. The initial, required meet & greet at the shelter was iffy at best. Cooper didn't know what to do with Preston and Preston just wanted out. He tried to escape the enclosure the entire time but something told me that he was right for us so we took him home...where he promptly escaped the backyard. I found him lounging on the front porch shooting the breeze and he has never broken out since. Preston has retaught me what it feels like to trust again. He has shown me to look for flaws because that's where you'll find the most beauty.