Wednesday, March 23, 2011

3 Days til Graduation!!

I am so excited that everything worked out so I get to go see Picassa graduate this weekend! I can't wait to see her in just three short days. These past two weeks have gone by so quickly, and I am okay with that. :) I also just realized that this is the first time one of my dogs has been in a whole class with their partner. Tahoma and her partner left early so I was able to go a week early and meet with them, but I never got to go to a grad for her, Fullerton was only in class for 2 days before he graduated so I really didn't have much time to plan. This time with Picassa was much less stressful. :) Anyway, I am so excited to see the girl again! I made this leash for her (whether a guide or a cc) new person about three weeks ago and I have been using it since then to break it in a little, today it was officially christened as Picassa's leash because I added her name to it. I can't wait to meet her partner and give her the leash, I hope she likes it. I got the letter from GDB last week that said that Picassa will be working in Minnesota! I am a little sad that none of my puppies manage to stay close. Tahoma is in Ohio, Fullerton is in Canada and now Picassa is off to Minnesota. Well, I am rambling a bit so I should probably be done. P.S. Picassa partner is a puppy raisers dream! She is just amazing! I get to call her either tonight, tomorrow or Friday, I am really nervous to talk to her but so excited too. Well toodles!

Monday, March 14, 2011

The End. . .

Today at 2:56pm my phone rang. I looked at the caller ID and it was my puppy group leader, I slowly raised the phone to my ear and hesitantly said hello. My leader said, "Megan, I have some bad news." My heart sank and the only thing I could make escape my lips was, "oh, no" then my leader said, "You only have two weeks to get ready for graduation because Picassa is IN CLASS!" She quickly apologized for scaring me and told me that she would be graduating March 26th from the Oregon Campus. I am so excited for my girl and could not be prouder that she has made it all the way. I am still trying to work out details and get work off but I am really hoping I can make it to her graduation, I would hate to miss it. If all goes smooth I'll get to see this brilliant girl in harness in two short weeks. I can't wait! Go Picassa!!!