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Yep, He's a Big Puppy

At our guide dog meeting last night, one of the leaders asked me how much Reno weighs now.  She has kept records of the weights of the puppies in the club.  Out of curiousity, she looked back through her records to compare Reno's weight with the weight of the past puppies.  She was particularly interested in seeing if Reno's weight was comparable to one particular dog's--the "gentle giant".  Guess what?  Reno is 7 pounds heavier than that dog was at Reno's age! 

Thankful thought:  Thanks to Reno for being such a mild-mannered puppy--rambunctious and huge would be hard to handle!

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  1. What a sweet thing to be thankful for! You've reminded us all to notice things like that! Thanks, Kristi!

    Heidi
    MormonMomsWhoBlog

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  2. I got on the computer to search for a printable visiting teaching message for this month and found your blog. I noticed the guide dog tab right away. I have a son who is blind (no dog though). Anyway, I am excited I found you and hope you'll check out my blog sometime. It's called Snippets 'N Stuff. Here's the link... http://www.snippetsnstuff.com .

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    1. DeeAnn, Thanks for stopping by. I visited your blog, and found it to be a nice mixture of support, insight, and humor. Thanks for sharing!

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