Sarah gets to hold her new Guide Dog
A few years ago, Sarah took a class on raising guide dogs for the blind. She loved the course and not really known to me at the time, one of the potential outcomes, is you qualify to be able to raise a guide dog puppy of your own. Of course as a guide dog puppy, there was no being outside. They are puppies and do what puppies do and it requires a great deal more discipline on top of it. After a series of long and mediated negotiations between Sarah and Dad, her mom convinced me it would be in our daughter's best interest. I will admit that Sarah has worked hard, does much of the work, but I still help nearly every day in feeding him breakfast and giving him his early morning potty break. Dennis has been kind enough to lick my bare feet, even when I don't want it. He frequently brushes up next to me, licks my feet, my arms, my hands, and then moves. A few minutes later, he repeats. Dennis has made a great deal of progress and is a few months from returning back to do some more advanced training before hopefully being assigned to someone who is blind.
|Sarah with Dennis and her new guide dog puppy "Orchard"|