26. August 2013 17:08
We brought Matthew in to our home on January 21, 2013 and our lives have never been the same. Not only is he a trained autism service dog for our son, Ronin, but Matthew is a constant companion for me during the day while the kids are at school.
I have ALWAYS been a "big dog" person. I love big dogs. By big dogs, I mean anything over 75 pounds. I grew up always having a dog in my house. We had Irish Setters, Golden Retrievers, and when I moved out on my own the first dog I got for myself was a Labrador Retriever. Matthew weighs 110lb pounds and I'm often told that he's the biggest Labrador they've ever seen, and my neighbor compares him to a polar bear. I love it.
It's so weird for non-dog people to understand (like my amazing husband) but Matthew completes me. He completes our family. He makes me laugh, and smile. I love taking him for walks, hikes, and runs and watching him frolic in the rain. I love watching him interact with my kids and how he handles Ronin is just uncanny. I love watching the kids faces light up when I meet them at the bus-stop with Matthew. And my trio LOVE to dress Matthew up, and he'll do anything for his red Kong ball. Even look like a princess!
Is Matthew perfect? No.He sheds. A lot. He poops. A lot. He barks. He digs holes to China when he is burying his bones or balls. But god, I love this dog.
And he is perfect for us.
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