Friday, March 27, 2009

Moxie's birthday gift

A new blog... a big decision...a special day. Today would have been Moxie's 12th birthday, sadly she is not here to share it with me as she passed on February 3, 2009. She was (is) a huge part of my life and to say that I miss her greatly, hardly even begins to tell the story.

I have, however, decided that I "want" to do something about "this".. I could continue (and actually probably will) cry over it, or I can get active and be positive. So... in honor of my dear little dog, I have applied to be a puppy raiser with hopes that a puppy that lives with me for a short time, will become a life long companion of someone who needs them.

Paper work is coming from NEADS, an organization that I know well. If and when "my" puppy arrives, this blog will be the journal I will keep with regards to raising a service puppy. My goal is that when the puppy is one day matched with it's new owner, this journal will be copied and passed onto them.

So, on Moxie's birthday... I am thinking ahead and looking forward to an exciting new adventure.


  1. Good luck, I know you will be a asset to the NEADS organization.
    Blessings, Sue...

  2. Hi Sue,

    I have your are all we just have to wait for a puppy for you!! I hope it will not take to long...but hang in there !

    My dog MOXIE passed away a year ago...she was 15....I miss her so. She was the reason I got started with NEADS...she was the First NEADS Maine Puppy....I raised her to be a service dog...But her hips did not pass I kept her ...and this began my 16 year run with the Chapter I think this is a sign... that you should raise a dog for NEADS...Welcome!!

    I will be in touch with you as soon as I return form Hawaii.....May 14th.

    So sorry about your MOXIE!!!

    Take care
    Linda Sargent
    Maine Puppy Chapter Coordinator