Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Future Guide Dog Raiser

Our little boy Tyson was born on September 2nd at 2:09pm weighing in at 7 lbs, 13 oz and 20 inches long.  I can't believe he is almost 2 months old!  He is a very happy baby that is always smiling. :) This picture was taken when he was just over a month old (the beginning of October).  I think we have a future guide dog raiser on our hands!  Here he is with Amara at the Pumpkin Patch: 

Monday, April 23, 2012

Cha-Cha-Cha Changes

The main reason for this post is because of my some major life changes. :) We found out last Tuesday we will be welcoming a little baby boy to our family around the end of August.  We could not be happier and are excited for this big change that will be happening.  We have been married almost 7 years (come August) and have loved traveling the world and getting to know each other.

With that being said, we decided to take a break from puppy-sitting and being actively involved with Guide Dogs.  I will still update our clubs facebook page and receive pictures from one of our club members to update.  I basically post the same things here as I do there so if you want to "like" us on FB: Training-Paws-Puppy-Raisers you wouldn't be missing much. :)  

If you would like to add me as a friend on facebook, I am the admin on that page so feel free to send me a friend request.   I will continue to read your blogs and comment so no worries there! 

With that, I'm sure I'll be back at some point because we love being involved and volunteering. :)

Friday, March 30, 2012

Thunder Dog

Yesterday I finished reading Thunder Dog which is an amazing story about a man named Michael and his guide dog Roselle that survived the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center in New York.  If you are looking for an easy and great read, I totally recommend it.  

I'm always looking for good books to read so do you have any recommendations? Yes, I did read the Hunger Games already, but still need to see the movie. :)

Wednesday, March 14, 2012


Does anybody have a great website for purchasing GDB approved dog toys?  If they offer free shipping or quantity discount, that would be awesome too.  

Thanks for any/all suggestions! :)

Monday, March 5, 2012

Puppy Updates (3/5/12)

  • Kyra was dropped for her fear issues .  She has been adopted by a wonderful family!
  • Trinka was also CC'ed after being in Phase 8 for the past couple of weeks. :( She developed a love for squirrels, birds, and other dogs.  She has been adopted by her raising family and will be big sister to Amara! :)  
  •  Our leader (who had Kyra) was supposed to get a puppy on the March truck (that was yesterday), is actually waiting until the April truck as there is a possibility for a golden puppy!
  • We welcomed Gia (a yellow lab) to our club back on the 15th of February! She is 5 months old and was born 9/28/11 to Jenkins and Favor.  I will try and get some pictures of her soon.
 Here are some random pictures from the middle of February:

 Amara-Almost 4 Months Old (She is so soft and such a little fluff ball!) :)

 Becky at a little over 11 weeks:


Up close of Kyra: 


Valeria-8 Months Old:

You must pass Valeria  to get to the food!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Puppy Updates (2/9/12)

  • Trinka is in Phase 8 (the final phase) this week! Needless to say, we can't wait to get the call that she is in class and has been matched with the perfect partner! :)
  • Kyra is being transferred to another club to finish out her training. The hope is that a new raiser and environment will help her outgrow her fear problems
  • Since Kyra is being transferred, our leader will be getting a new puppy in March! :)  (Yes, this will make the third new puppy in our club in the past few months). 

Monday, February 6, 2012

She's here!

I am pleased to introduce to you "Becky!" She is a spunky little thing and awfully cute. :)  She has two sisters down in Oregon (Brie and Brooke) but aren't sure where the others ended up.  Here are some pictures: 

 Also, here are two pictures of Valeria from yesterday:

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Holy Cow, two posts in one day? :)  I just had to share that Trinka skipped over Phase 6 and is in Phase 7 this week. 

And with that, I'm done! :)

New Puppy Coming

A new family from our club will be receiving their first puppy this Sunday.   Miss "B" is a black lab from the Alonzo x Reann litter born 11/27/11.  Wanna see her cute face? Click here! :) I am hoping to go to the puppy truck on Sunday but we will see how my Sunday plays out.  If not, I'll at least have an update with a name and maybe a picture or two from someone else in our club.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

  • Come to find out, Medford is the dad of Amara! : ) Thanks to Ashley for keeping me updated.  Here is her post: Great News! 
  • I'm not sure if you heard but we have been hit with snow, ice, and wind up here.  Schools were closed all last week and a lot of them are tomorrow because of no power still.  I ended up not having Valeria so there is nothing new to report there.
  • Trinka was still in Phase 5 this week.
That's all I have for now. :) I hope everyone has a wonderful week!