Last weekend, Don and I went to Guide Dogs to watch a dog from our club, Nerice, graduate. It was a great graduation; the speeches were all so nice and I loved seeing Nerice walk with her new partner. I got to puppysit Nerice a long time ago, before I had Don, and she was so sweet. She'd sleep and sleep, and walked so nicely on a loose leash. I remember a couple months ago at a meeting, our leader asked her raisers if they were having any troubles with her and they said, She sleeps too much! I wouldn't mind having a pup with that problem :)
Above is Nerice, her new partner, and her puppy raisers up on the stage. I don't know if you can see Nerice, she is sort of hidden behind the rail, but she looked so grown up in her harness!
Don was very excited to sit next to his Guide Dog pals Silky, Primrose, Honeydew, Sherman, and Quebec. Here he is, looking at Silky. Don got to spend a couple of days with Silky- they are the best of friends and are so cute when they say hi to each other!
Afterwards, we all went over to the GDB play yards- they are awesome! Don got to play with Primrose (who's a little older than Don) and Silky. Here is Don putting his paw on Silky, while Primrose runs off to find a bone.
Don panting after running, and running, and running!!! I love how his forehead is almost always wrinkly :)
Primrose. Isn't she cute? I love that look on her face, hey, look at my bone. She found it in the grass and was so pleased with herself. Primrose is such a sweet girl. She didn't seem very excited about playing with Don and Silky, she was content to chew her bone in peace :)
Above, Silky shows Don a rope that she found. They had a fun time stealing each other's toys.
CHARGE! Don and Silky run into each other and play.
I've been working on a website for my puppy club. I needed a picture for the "Links" page, so I took this one of Don on my laptop.
He makes a very cute business-dog, don't you think?
Don sits for the camera before we head out on an outing to the farmers market. I love his big, wrinkly eyebrows... he always looks worried though. Don had a fun time today, we walked around the farmers market (which was a great training experience with all the food and kids). Then, we walked around San Rafael- and even saw a couple of guide dogs in formal training!
I'm so excited for the Guide Dog Jelly Belly FunDay tomorrow. It is being hosted by the Solano County Puppy Raisers, and there will be free factory tours, a puppy wading pool, pictures of your pup with Mr. Jelly Belly (!!!), and best of all, free samples :) It's from 9:30 to 3:30 at Jelly Belly in Fairfield. If you're on facebook, there is more info on their page. Is anyone going?
I'll be taking lots of photos to put on my blog!