Good day everyone. Sorry this post is so late, but I wanted it to be something special. Ok, wel, more special han the ones you have already been reading. As the day goes by I’m pretty much writing what I want to say in the entry, but after puppy raiser night my thoughts went out the window and new ones started to form.
For those receiving this via email, there are videos in this post. I really do hope the video came out ok since I’m not the one that set it up on the table. Probably cut of peoples heads and who knows what, lol.
have tissues ready because it may make you cry. You havve been warned!
For all puppy raisers!
I want to say thank you, thank you for all the hard work and emotions and time you put into these wonderful dogs you raise. Thank you for giving them the start they need to be the best and sometimes more than you thought they would be. You put in at least a yearof your time loving and caring for these dogs and then have the hard job of sending them off to puppy school wondering what will become of them.
When I first startedwriting of my adventures and doing videos of me receiving my first Leader Dog Luna my thoughts was that I would have something always to remember her by. No where in my mind did I think I would get quite the responses I did from puppy raisers. I did not think of the impact of puppy raisers watching dog issue day would have. But after my first zillions of messages it made my heart proud to be able to give back to you, the awesome puppy raisers in a small way!
For us coming to a school the heardest thing is waiting for that puppy. Pacing the room back and forth eager to meet our new partner in life. For you puppy raisers you only got an email saying your pup was matched and that makes you so proud. But you never got to see what that experience was like. What your hard work broght us, until now and I’m once again glad I could bring that small thing to you.
No matter what school you puppy raisefor if you have not had the chance to experience what it may look like on dog issue day, have a look. I was so excited that I said the wrong date, lol. I got Wren on December 3, 2019. For those of you that have seen it can skip the first video unless you wish to watch again, smiles.
Each school may do things a little different, but the emotions are pretty much the same.
Thank you puppy raisers and continue for whatever school you raise for to bring a dog or two into your hearts and give them the start of an awesome job.
Another emotional time for us handlers is getting the chance to meet you the ones that cared for them. I did not get to experience this last time I was here, but still got to know Luna’s raisers. But, oh, my, god, actualy knowing that the day was finally here, the day I could talk to Wren’s raisers was exciting! I was extremely nervous wondering if Wren would behave, if they would like me, what would we say and would we need a boatful of tissues.
Ha, I became friends with Wren’s raisers on facebook first and whewe, let e tell you, it’s hard tying to make sure you don’t ask questions about your puppy because you want to hold those for puppy day!
Cathryn and Chris you both did a great job with miss attitude. I love her to pieces. I’ve loved Wren from the moment Linda started dropping hints about her. I was praying the whole time that there would not be a last minute switch in dogs, because I wanted to meet this dog so bad!
I had to hold back tears when Wren sawher puppy family again. This girl was so extremely happy. Check it out and please forgive me if it didn’t work. I’ll beat up the camera person, smiles.
Wren was my dog from the moment this team saw my video. There was no question in their mind where she would be going and I have to agree. Wren and I are a team and once we establish that I’m boss and not her, but shhh, don’t tell her I said that, there will be no stopping us.
I watched this video again after it was ready and all I could do was curl up with my little songbird and ry. Thank you again Cathryn and Chris and all other puppy raisers for the awesome work you do. you are appreciated, never forget that or think that you aren’t!
There will not be a training day entry for day 15 since that is a day of rest and ha, well, I pretty much used it to make sure this entry sounded right. See you tomorrow!