With Chris now retired from nursing and the Fire Service, she still desired to contribute to society, so she made a decision that may fulfill that desire. And I applaud her for this. She (we) have been accepted and will receive our 8 week old Yellow Lab puppy, Dylan, on August 6th from Guide Dogs of America. Chris has been going to puppy kindergarten for a few weeks to see other families raising their dogs. We even puppy sat Morgan, a 14 week old yellow lab and took her to Pavilions grocery store and of course Total Wines and More. I will give that puppy high marks as she was great roaming around all the wine isles at Total Wine and then promptly peed in Pavilions. My sentiments, exactly!
With two Golden Retrievers already in the house, what could possibly go wrong with a puppy? I mean, other than all the bad habits Bailey will try to impart on Dylan. Like constantly wanting to play tennis ball fetch, a big No No for guide dogs, or stealing stuffed toys from neighbors or eating another neighbors cat food. It's a toss up who will win these battles. We have 16 to 18 months to correct Bailey and train Dylan. Lets hope it isn't the other way around.
Guide Dogs of America guidedogsofamerica.org is a wonderful organization and we are looking forward to helping a deserving person receive a well trained, non-fetching, non-stealing guide dog.
I'll keep you posted as to our progress.