Well, I'm still a working guide dog. Julie and I have made lots of trips, done lots of walking, and had a great time doing it all. I am 11 years old now, but am still able to guide Julie safely. Who knows how long I will be working. But its not all work. I get to do fun things, too. I go on walks and play with my doggie friends all the time.
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Well, I did it! I am a real working guide dog! I have been working hard for the past three weeks, training with my new partner Julie. Everyone says that we make a great team. I am looking forward to sharing lots of exciting times together. It's been fun getting to know each other these past few weeks.
Today was graduation day. Lots of people came to watch the ceremony. I even got to meet my puppy raisers today! We all chatted for a while in Julie's room before the ceremony started. I told them how challenging guide dog college was, and thanked them for preparing me to meet the challenge.
That's about it for a while! I am off to start my new life. I have enjoyed sharing my experiences with all of you that check in from time to time!
Posted by boB at 10:00 AM
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Thursday, May 19, 2011
At the last GDA graduation, I had the opportunity to talk with one of the trainers. She advised that Fenix has completed training, but is waiting for "just the right match". She is still in good spirits, and seems to enjoy her new life. We are keeping our fingers crossed that she will meet her partner in the next class.
Posted by boB at 8:23 AM
Friday, April 8, 2011
We keep getting post cards from Fenix (who would have guessed that writing post cards was part of a Guide in Training's curriculum), and she is learning lots of new skills. By now, she should be done with her twenty weeks of training! The next group of students/users arrives at GDA this Sunday. It will be interesting to see if she gets matched with someone out of this class! How exciting!
Posted by boB at 9:15 AM