Friday, July 30, 2010

Al is going to see me in a play this weekend. Our community is doing the play Annie. I'm only in two scenes, but I'm sure he'll enjoy it anyway. My little boy is growing up so fast. He's already at least 40 pounds and he's only four months old. He is going to be so big! He's getting so much better behaved but he still has his moments. I just hope it shows at meetings how much he has improved.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

There's nothing better than taking a long walk barefoot with a dog that is actually walking good now. We took a pit stop along the way and ran in the meadow in our neighborhood that is claimed by no one. It just goes to show that the blind person isn't the only one who gets something out of what we do. We do too. We get a relationship with the dog we raise. No matter how long we keep them, we get attached. From the moment I met Al, I was already attached. As he fell asleep in my arms I couldn't wait for all the other moments I would cherish. And although he's not perfect and sometimes doesn't do what he's supposed to, I love him, and I wouldn't trade him for anything. If you ever consider raising a dog, I say, do it because you can't base your choice on the fact that you'll have to give that dog away someday. You have to say, what will I get out of this and what will that person that you're dog gets matched with get out of what you did. Yes, it's not all about you, but it sure helps to know that you were part in helping someone else.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Yesterday we got Al a new toy, and, like all the other toys he has, he loves it and was SO excited to get it. This morning on our walk we encountered a cat. He was a little hesitant about approaching it, so I tried to keep him going like it was no big deal. I didn't get to close to the cat and when we turned around he tried to run, but was unsuccessful because I kept a tight grip on his leash. I think cats are the only thing that he is afraid of.

Friday, July 23, 2010


This week Al has been to Wendy's and Arby's. He was a little pully and it took him a little while to settle down, but besides that, he did great. He's getting so big and he's gonna be SO big when he gets older. Tonight we're having a cook out to celebrate my sister's birthday so I hope he behaves.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Airport Meeting!

So, today the group went to the Charlotte airport today. It was so much fun! We got to expose the puppies to the sounds of the baggage claim, the crowds of people and the handicap carts. Al especially enjoyed the airplane we went on. We even barely fit in the little bathroom on the plane. After that we got a little break while we took a little ride on the carts and Al loved that! We got to go through security and we had to take their collar and leash off and I was praying that Al wouldn't run away, but he did fine. Overall it was a really good day for Al and a very good exposure.

P.S. By the way, sorry about not posting for a month. I went to camp for a week and then kind of slacked off for a while. I'll try to be better about posting in the future.