Thursday, October 21, 2010

Ellie's Blog...

Please be sure to follow Ellie's blog! Ellie is the puppy I am currently raising. Right now Ellie is at SEGDI in heat but we will be able to pick her up next week!

We can hardly wait to see our baby girl again!

Here is Ellie's blog link...


Sunday, October 10, 2010

Eve loves Wendy

Drum role please.........yesterday, my family had the privileged to see our sweet "eve-r-beaver" with her forever person, Wendy.

The first thing after a little talk about meeting our dogs again, the blind students do a route for us outside the Admin Building. Eve sniffed just about every bush along the sidewalk. Apparently the kennel cat was out roaming around that morning!

It was so amazing to see Eve leading a blind person. I can clearly remember those days when I was leading Eve. How in the world, in 9 months time, did Eve learn how to lead someone. Thanks goes straight to SEGDI's amazing trainers.

Eve walking gently beside "her" person Wendy. Eve and Wendy are a perfect match.
Saying Eve was excited to see us is an understatement. Eve was so polite when Melinda (puppy raisers most favorite SEDGI staff person... PR's you know what I mean!! :o) introduced Eve's person to my family... then Eve remembered who we were and her memories of us came back. After that, Eve could no longer contain herself.
Eve did everything from jumping up, to licking, to even biting my face... Eve was so excited! Eve went from person to person jumping, tackling, stepping on, hitting with her tail... she was overjoyed.

And so were we.

Eve excitedly jumping up on Meagan
Again, Eve excitedly jumping on Meagan... this time Eve has her right paw on Meagan's arm :)

Eve looking at the camera with Meagan, Diona, and Kaitlyn touching Eve.

Eve and Collin, all smiles for the camera!
Kaitlyn and Eve
Diona and Eve
Kaitlyn petting Eve's ears and Eve is licking her own lips.
Meagan just about to give Eve one of many kisses.

Meagan and Eve looking at the camera with big smiles on their faces. This picture is Meagan's profile pic on Facebook
Todd scratching Eve's face right between Eve's eyes... sadly I realized this is the only picture we have of Todd and Eve!

Meagan explaining the scrapbook to Eve's blind person. Eve has her harness on and is stretching her nose up to the table to smell the scrapbook too!
Eve in her harness.... looking very professional.

Amazing, Eve still has her look of "this picture taking thing is getting really annoying".
After a wonderful lunch, lots of talking, laughing and memory making, with Eve's person, it was the saddest part of the day. Saying goodbye. We know Eve will be loved, cared for and somewhat spoiled! Knowing that our sweet Eve-r-beaver is doing the same thing for her person, is so heart warming. 
At the very end of Eve's scrapbook, I have Eve's harness picture and at the bottom, it says "And Eve's Everyday Adventures continues...". Wendy, Eve's person, agrees... and might even start her own "Eve's Everyday Adventures -as a Guide Dog"!!


After we said our tearful goodbyes, we went down to the main kennel to visit some dogs who are In For Training. This is sweet Jeannie. She was from our group here in the South Shore region. 

Jeannie smiling for the camera!
Jeannie and one of her kennel buddies.

We also saw Rocky. Rocky has a blog too! Rocky was Eve's first boy friend :) He is such a sweet boy. Hopefully he will be matched in the next class... Rocky's brother Spike was matched in Eve's class. They are very polite boys.

Rocky sweetly looking at the camera :)

Hmmm... a little camera shy?
 Just like sweet Clarkey, we have a 90 period that we cannot have any contact with Wendy or Eve. This helps Eve and Wendy bond and really truly become a team. We can't wait to see our Evie again!

      A very happy,