Graduation was great, 10 people getting a new lease on mobility. Two were getting their very first dog, others as many as their sixth. After graduation, we milled about waiting for lunch and pictures to be taken with litter mates and such.
|Litter Mates, Dozier, Dusty, Daisy, Dylan and Dinah along with their mom.|
Chris and Nancy both said, "coming home to the house without your puppy was the most difficult."
There is no easy way to explain the feeling of knowing you're helping someone and at the same time the loss you feel in doing so.
|Bailey feeling the loss|
Would we do it again? In talking with others, not one person said they would not do it again. Some get a puppy right away. "You replace the tears with the smell of new puppy fur" one said. Some got another puppy before turning in the one they were raising. Us, we are going to wait a bit. See what happens and then decide.
My next post will be when Dylan decides what she wants to do. Until then, thank you to all who have followed along with us during this adventure. Your comments here and on Facebook have been uplifting and reassuring. I urge you to look into GDA by going to their website, www.guidedogsofamerica.org and consider helping in their noble effort of helping the blind.