I was so happy to see the number 6 by Yakira’s name on this week’s phase report. She made it through the holidays without missing a beat. On not so good news the other puppy from our club that was in for training has dropped off the report so he must have been career changed this week. I’m always sad when I puppy doesn’t make. They always have a good life ahead of them but it is still disappointing when they don’t have what it takes to be a guide dog.
On the home front Zodiac is doing really well. Thursday was his 10 month birthday. He is starting show more and more maturity. Just in time for a new puppy to join the family. We will probably find out when in the next week.Zodiac really enjoyed having Kai with us for a few days. He was better than I expected. Kai is growing up nicely.
I finally got Yakira’s official portrait back from Pixels. The wall has seems kind of bare the last few weeks. I got it done before Christmas but the exposure needed to be tweaked because the lighting on Yakira wasn’t as bright as on the other puppies and she just looked like a black blob. They redid it for me but I told them I didn’t need it before Christmas. I still remember many years ago when we I was a picture framer and how crazy things got during the Christmas season.
I know Yakira and Zodiac are working dogs…but I just want to smooch their puppy faces!
They always make me smile 🙂
Oh they get plenty of smooches, just not too much when they are out “working” in their puppy jackets. At home they are like most dogs. But they do have pretty strict rules on having good house manners at this age. Once they graduate, most handler have more relaxed rules than we have as puppy raisers.
I’ll give Zodiac a smooch for you today. Yakira’s will have to wait until we see her at graduation. What a happy day that will be.
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