Friday, January 22, 2010

Farewell sweet Eve...

Yesterday we said goodbye to our sweet little girl. She was so excited to be at her school! I think every guide dog puppy knows their true home when we pull into the parking lot...they all go bonkers!
My last picture with Eve...

She was so excited to meet Melinda and her trainer.
(That's when the water works were on full blast!)

No looking back for Eve...she's so awesome.

Right now, Eve is having a blast hanging with her Kennel mates...and has totally forgot about me and my family. That's okay though. I know she's super happy.
We should hear how her vet and hip exam goes in 2 weeks!! That's the hardest part...waiting.


Thursday, January 21, 2010

Molly 1B6 --- Clarke 8M6 --- Eve 2X8

We like to get a family picture with the guide dogs we have raised. We even have Sadie (our personal dog) in the picture. I love to back and see our "babies"!

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This is Molly 1B6. AKA, Molly Moose, Pretty girl, Moll.
Loves ice. Sleeps in the most distorted positions. Certified Therapy Dog.

^Molly at about 10 weeks old ^

^Isn't she beautiful?^

^One of our last days with Molly Moose^

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This is Clarke 8M6. AKA Clarkey, Clarker-Barker, Miss Perfect.
Loves raw carrots. Smiles for the camera. Guide Dog in Florida.

^Happy-go-lucky Clarke^

^She was such a sweet heart^

^Our last trip to the beach with Clarke^

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This is Eve 2X8. Aka Eveie, Eve-er-beaver, little girl, Miss Eve, Eve-ous.
Loves raw carrots. Moo's in the morning. Waiting for 'guide dog' perfect confirmation!

^Eve's first venture in the backyard at 10 weeks^

^Sweet Eve at 15 months^

^Our family picture^

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

I sure am gonna miss her....

IFT (In For Training) Prep

Meagan and I got some video of us doing some obedience. I wanted to show you all I can do. I know a lot more skills then what I show you here, but the others are when I'm in stores and in my blue coat.

This is the "Leave It" command...

The Hold and Give game....

This is one of Eve's favorites...

Eve's not such a fan of puppy push ups... :)

I will be taking Eve back to Southeastern Guide Dogs on January 21st at one o'clock in the afternoon. I am so proud of my little girl! She will be great in whatever career she is placed!

At this point in time I (Meagan) don't plan on raising another guide dog puppy for a few months. I have some plans and changes coming into my life that I think I need to address before adding another puppy-in-training into my home.

This doesn't mean I won't ever raise again! I LOVE it! Raising these amazing dogs has given me something that no other experiance could! It has made me more outgoing, I put myself in a place (when your walking down a walmart isle, you sure to get a few stares and weird glances...maybe even some whispers!!) where I am forced to talk to people.

I have rasied kids (my mom had a home-daycare for most of my life, so I grew up around chaning babies, feeding and caring for them) before, but never my own.

So Eve has, is a sense, giving me a taste of what true motherhood is like. I had to get up during the night to let Eve got outside (Eve had a few health problems in the beginning, so it was about every 30-45 minutes I was letting her out) had to feed her, teach her what good and what is not.

Eve is so sweet and has such an awesome disposition. She's goofy and sometimes even a little too silly when I'm serious :) If I'm having a bad day, or not feeling good, she's right there beside me....sometimes wanting to be on top on me :)

Right now she's sleeping quietly beside me. Well, with an occasional snore :) I sure am gonna miss this girl!


Meagan and Eve 2X8

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

This is how...

Eve wakes me up every morning....
I sure am gonna miss this little girl!!


Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Eve and her pink friend

We went to the mall one day and Meagan spotted these pink dogs.
They were just my size! I sniffed them all over, but they didn't sniff back.

Congratulations to all the In For Training Dogs of January 2010!

Eve Bl/F -Sun City
Shirley Bl/F- St.Pete
Mustang BT, AS, M- Orlando/Daytona
Bella Bt, AS, F- Bradenton
Cookie BM, AS, F- Ocala
Raphael Bl/M- Sarasota
Guffy Yl/M- Bradenton
Charlie S. Yl/M- Ft. Lauderdale/West Palm Beach
Tecky Bl/F- Orlando/Daytona
Staria Yl/F- St. Pete
Shelby Yl/F- Orlando/Daytona
Bob Yl/M- Orlando/Daytona
Elsie Bl/F-St. Pete
Kerry Bl/F- Ft. Myers
Brittany Yl/F- St. Pete
Fiesta Yl/F- St. Pete
Gitka Yl/F- Sarasota
Lucian Bl/M- Pensacola
Jasper Bl/M- Ocala
Saxon Bl/M- Dothan, AL
Roman Bl/M- Dothan, AL