Dear Louise & Sierra,
I have heard numerous times that dogs were man's best friend! Well, I can now confirm without the shadow of a doubt that this saying is 100% true. Our beautiful Mapleton just celebrated his 1st birthday last week and we cannot believe how much joy, laughter, and love he has brought into our lives since he has joined our family.
I will be honest! The journey to bringing our dog home was not without worries and concerns. When we announced to family members and friends that we had made the decision to adopt a labradoodle (last February), people were quick to share with us horror stories about how our lives were going to be turned upside down upon our puppy's arrival and how difficult the first year was going to be! We were told that all of our furniture would be destroyed, that our shoes would be eaten, that we would be picking up poop all over our house, etc. We heard so many negative comments that I did start wondering if having a puppy was a good idea after all.
Thankfully, my husband, who grew-up with a dog, was a lot more confident than me about our decision and reassured me that this adoption was not going to be a mistake. And I am so glad that I listened to him...
This beautiful dog is a dream come true for our family. Unlike the negative stories we had heard, the first year with Mapleton was a breeze. Our puppy is the most intelligent, gentle, loyal, playful, and loving dog ever.
Our three children literally thank us everyday for having adopted him!
One thing is for sure, the minute Mapleton entered our lives he changed it for the better!
The Coderre Family