Sunday, December 27, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Sunday, October 04, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
We had a good time. Got to spend time with Elbert (Dan and Carol), Anya (Melissa), Alisa (Pat), Saturna (David), Pilot (Mary Ann), Polo (Joan)
and a Retired Ambassador Guide Dog.
The families had the opportunity to collect information and pet the dogs. It is a good introduction to future Guide Dog users.
Friday, September 18, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Just came back from a powerful Wells Fargo Center Stage event in Long Beach. The guest speaker – Tino Diaz, NAHREP Chairman.
Wednesday, September 09, 2009
Friday, September 04, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
I must tell you I am having so much fun with Abbott. He is such a good influence on Pilot. So.. I thought I would work on the food induced recall with Pilot with Abbott as the distraction. Well, I call "Pilot come" and here comes 2 running dogs who plop themselves right in front of me with those big brown eyes looking straight up at me "where's the treat?". I can tell Abbott sure learned this. What a great lesson.
I want to show pictures of them but they don't stop moving when I have the camera around so I did a video. Enjoy.
Sunday, July 19, 2009
She did do some chewing (I've been spoiled by puppies who didn't chew much) and I left a couple of internet wires where she could reach them. OOPS! Totally my fault.
I did get to take her for an outing to Costco and to a work meeting. She is under 4 months so she couldn't go for a walk yet.
Saturday, June 13, 2009
First stop, Philippe's French Dipped Sandwich restaurant. I look forward to having lunch here. We head immediately upstairs to save a couple of tables while others stand in line.
On over to Olvera Street to peruse the shops and listen to the mariachi band. Pilot was hesitant when he passed the band - the music is a little loud for him. We will have to add that to the list of things to get used to, louder music, drums, etc.
As we wandered around, we didn't see many other Guide Dog Puppies until 1:30 when we are all due to meet for a group picture at the steps.
Then, from all directions, come these puppies. Very exciting to see.
Pilot got to spend some time with Rick where he had a little lesson. Rick used his kibble which Pilot was not interested in. In fact, Pilot spit it out. Hummm, Pilot will eat a clump of dirt but not the bland kibble from Rick?? What's that all about?? Rick did say it was time to dress Pilot in a head collar. He is a little dog distracted, I downplay, he is A LOT dog distracted. We also saw Polo, Pilot's brother.
It was fun to spend the day with our puppy friends and so good to see Elbert again too. I can't believe how often I get to see Elbert. Very special.
Monday, May 18, 2009
This week was the fundraising drive that the firefighters put on to raise money for Jerry's Kids.
Freeway, one of our puppies, donated to the cause. See the video.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Sunday, May 10, 2009
I have to give a big THANKS to United Airlines. They are so good to Guide Dog puppies in training. Not all of the airlines are as accommodating.
I had a great visit to the Guide Dogs for the Blind campus. Pilot got checked at the vet clinic for his ear infection. He got the meds for that. Got to meet my Facebook friends. And got to see Zach and Fogerty (Fogerty was the first dog we raised and he gets to hang out at the school).
The trip was quick but perfect.
Here are some pics: