Although this is now Ginger's blog.. I just have to take a moment and make a big announcement. Chester, our "last year's puppy" has completed his training. He is now a full SERVICE DOG and has been matched!!!!! I will have the opportunity to see him once again and meet his new person the first part of April. I can't even begin to discribe the joy, pride, happiness..... whatever other words might fit...... with this news and the wonderful experiences I had having Chester in my life!!!! My dear friend, Kathleen was right... there is nothing like it in the world.. I am so blessed to be a small part of it.
On top of that, he and his new partner begin their team training at NEADS on March 27th... a very special date in itself. March 27th would have been Moxie's 14th birthday... it is partly because of Moxie that I decided to be a puppy raiser. What a God given gift, that I applied to be a puppy raiser on her birthday - two years ago - and "my" very first puppy not only made it to the this level of training, but will be with his owner on this certain date.
Happy (early) birthday Moxie girl... did you plan this from heaven????