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Ten Things of Thankful: Willow Update

I can't believe I forgot to mention this in Friday's TToT post, so I will mention it now (and count it for 10 thankfuls):  

Willow has been matched to a client, and will begin in-home training on December 7th!!!!

Most clients travel to the Guide Dogs for the Blind campus to receive their dogs and training, but sometimes, for various reasons, a dog and trainer will travel to the client's home.  Such is the case for Willow.  I don't know if the client will choose to attend a graduation ceremony or not.  While I think it would be fun to attend a ceremony, I'm really just very happy to have been able to participate in raising a guide dog.  If the client wants to, I would be happy to stay in touch and hear how Willow does as a working guide.  

Here's a photo of Willow taken in March of this year:


Photo:  Black lab guide dog puppy-in-training Willow
Hopefully Deedee can follow in Willow's paw-steps!





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  1. Starting at your latest post first! And....I appear to be FRIST!

    What wonderful news about Willow. I've no doubt Deedee will follow in her paw-steps :)

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  2. You must be VERY proud - congratulations!

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  3. I met the puppy raisers of my guide dog once. They visited the school one evening, but that was the last time I spoke to them. Of course, they spoke only French and I did not speak it at all, but perhaps keeping in touch is easier these days, with social media and email.

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    1. How much contact the puppy raisers have with the clients varies. One of the raisers in our group has frequent contact--even meeting her this summer at Disneyland, but others don't really stay in touch.

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  4. Oh, that sweet Willow! She's a full-fledged working girl! You did a great job getting her there, Kristi, and I hope her person will want to keep in touch with you. I know I would.

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    1. I'm so glad to have been a part of her puppy days. :-)

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  5. She is going to be a wonderful companion!

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  6. Congratulations to Willow and to all of you for doing such a great job!

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