Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Day at the Campus

My parents and I went back to SEGD campus to fill out the final paperwork. We found out that the dog's name is Shirley and found out that this name was sponsored (you have to pay $3,500 in order to name a dog). The story behind the name is that a husband lost his wife(also named Shirley), who was a guide dog raiser. So he decided to name a dog after his wife who was always with him. After that sad note, we were able to play with some of the puppies and we might of met SHIRLEY! Here is a picture of possibly the future Shirley.  

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Friday, December 3, 2010

The school has a puppy !

Finally!The news we have been waiting for folks, the school has a puppy! Our AC emailed and left a message for me to contact her. The school has a black Lab female puppy that will be ready to go the first week of January.

We will start the New Years with a new puppy in our home. :)

Monday, November 1, 2010

Let Me Catch You Up

I have decided on what I really want to do for my high school CAS service project. I am starting a year earlier then required, so this year is for me. Let me catch you up on what has happened so far. I filled out an application so I would  be able to raise and start training a puppy to become a guide dog. The application was sent to Southeastern Guide Dogs and they approved me. Later, I met with the area coordinator so she could do a home visit and go over the guidelines of being a puppy raiser and the expectations that are expected to be met.
While waiting for a puppy to become available my family and I decided to tour the SEGD facility, and it was amazing . There was an opportunity for me to walk blind folded with a working guide dog. At first you see nothing and become quickly disoriented and when the dog begins to move it is hard to do anything more than shuffle your feet. Here are some pictures of my experience.The facility has a puppy cam and I wonder which puppy will be ours to raise .