” I moved in with my boyfriend(now husband), and we had a few conversations where I convinced him that it was time to get a dog, because honestly, there is never a right time and I was done waiting.
He knew it was important to me and he got on board quickly, though I instigated it.
The Sunday after Christmas, 2013, we were lounging in the kitchen, drinking coffee and I suggested that we look at dogs on Petfinder.
We were looking at a Catahoula Leopard dogs, (the state dog of La.). We like labs but thought let’s look at something more unusual.”