Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Meet Kona

Let me introduce you to Kona, my third child! He is also know as Kona Bear, Kona Doodle and Koy ( that is what Jaxson called him before he could say Kona). We got Kona about a year before Jaxson was born. Let me tell you the story of how he came into our family.

We had discussed getting a dog numerous times before, but hadn't settled on what kind of dog. We knew we wanted a puppy we could train and a breed that had a good history of interacting with children. We knew we wanted to have kids soon, so we had to keep that in mind. One day, Brandon came home with the idea of a Labradoodle. I was like What? Did you just make that up? I was a little skeptical but another guy at the station hadn't recently gotten one and brought her in a few times. Brandon instantly fell in love with her. He had seen an ad in the paper for a breeder in our town and they had a litter. I saw the price and my jaw dropped! I didn't want to pay that much money for a dog, but I had to admit, they were pretty adorable.

I reluctantly agreed to go see the dogs. We initially thought we wanted a female but as soon as we walked to the kennel a shy little male walked over to us and laid his paw on my lap. I began to pet him and soon enough he climbed right into my lap and never left the whole time. I like to think that he chose us. Needless to say, I couldn't leave without knowing he was ours. We paid the deposit and came back a few weeks later to get him.

He is the most loving, patient, loyal, kind-hearted dog I know.  I am pretty sure he thinks he is human!
This what he looked like when we first brought him home!

With Jaxson
A couple Christmas' ago. Had to get all my kids in the picture!

Her favorite place to snuggle
Kendra prefers if Kona wears her bows. :)
perfect pillow!



  1. Hai! Bella speakings!

    He is 2 cute.. I think he be my boyfriend here soon. I already found 2 other boyfriends but dnt tell him dat pwease. Cause he is so sessy.

    k see u later!

  2. What a handsome boy! Your kids are so lucky to grow up with such a wonderful family dog. You all got lucky in finding each other :)

  3. omygoodness, ashley, kona is such a handsome guy!! aww! i want to cuddle with him :)
    how sweet is that photo of him with jaxson and kendra. you can see how much he loves them.
    i feel exactly the same about our cats...like they think they are people. i sometimes wonder. lol
    what an awesome story...that he chose you. i love it <3
    wishing you a wonderful tuesday!!

  4. Oh wow Ashley!!! Can you see the love between those children and Kona? It is AMAZING and wonderful, they will grow up the best of friends. Look at those doggy snuggles!!