Teagan has been a lover of dogs for a long time. She adored Wilbur, our 120lb bloodhound who sadly we had to put down about 9 months ago. And she calls Sox (our 13 year old Miniature Poodle) her brother. Teagan begs and pleads for us to have a baby brother or sister but unfortunately my baby making days are over. I know my girl can get bored at times being an only child and while Sox is a great pet we really feel it would be wonderful to bring in a younger dog who can play hard and long with Teagan. We also would love to try and train a dog to do some service work ( like alerting Teagan to a knock on the door, or doorbell or phone ringing or her name being called in a noisy environment )  After months of thinking long and hard about it we decided it was time to bring in another pet to join our family. 
 Please meet Kingsley. He is a 31lb Smooth Collie Mix (possible w/ beagle). He is about a year old, a very intelligent and playful dog who loves other dogs and children. After countless emails with Diane and hours of phone calls with Kim (the adoption coordinator) we all are in agreement that this dog will be a wonderful match for our family and we will provide him with his best home. We've decided that along with a new home, he will have a new name. So I am proud to introduce our new family pet as Copper! Copper will be coming to us from a wonderful Non- Profit organization that rescues dogs from high kill shelters in TN.
 Copper had a visit with the vet today and is now en route to Pennsylvania . He should be arriving tomorrow evening  between 7 and 9 pm. 
 We are all so anxious and over joyed to meet this sweet dog!!!
Teagan's latest hearing test. Confusing at best. 
In just one year this little girl has shot up 4 inches (44inches) and has gained 4.5 lbs (42lbs). She's growing beautifully and very healthy!! She had her repeat hearing test and it looked much better than the previous one! Mild sloping to profound. We retest on November 15 then again in January and then every 3 months from here on out. She should be getting the phonak sky hearing aid. It's really cool and tri colored. We've been upping the sign language dramatically in our family. Signing together has always brought great joy!  I'm excited to see how everything will work out. I'm still inn awe every time I look at this kid. She's simply amazing. I'm truly in love with the amount of support we've received during this time. It brought great joy to see how involved and willing Michael and his family are to be a part of this. Making a blended family work is hard work but there it's so much love here. This life, though difficult, is such a blessing.
Just wanted to let you all know Signing time is now available on Netflix!!