Hi Everyone! Not sure if I mentioned to you all that we had signed up to raise another Canine Companions For Independence (CCI) dog. I think I did but in case this is the first you’ve heard let me get you up to speed! When Einstein graduated last May we knew we wanted to raise… Continue reading Introducing Jamba!!
Hi Again! I know you all have been anxiously waiting to hear about Einstein. This is one of the reasons I haven't posted in a while. We have been crossing our fingers and holding our breath for six months and now that it is all over we can exhale, pinch ourselves and come to grips… Continue reading Einstein’s Graduation!
We turned Einstein in to CCI last Saturday. It was a fairly un-eventful drive, pretty normal with Einstein sleeping all 6 hours curled up on his bed in the back of the car, changing positions every once in awhile only to move into a better position to capture the sun upon his fur. We’d hear… Continue reading Turn-In Saturday and Sun-Dogs
We are having a going away (or Good Luck!) party today for Einstein. I know what you're thinking, a party for a dog? NO. It's a party for us, the humans, and Einstein is the excuse to break out the grill, paint the chairs, invite friends over and clean the house...and have a good time… Continue reading More Fall Colors and Party Prepping
In June of last year (2010) Jim and I drove to Milwaukee and picked up a little 10 week old puppy, delivered to us special delivery, from Canine Companions for Independence. We had no idea what in the world we were in for with this little guy. All we knew was that we (I) needed… Continue reading Einstein at 18 Months – 2 Weeks Left In Our Journey To Raise a Service Dog
(there's one eye open just checking to see if I'm looking...) ~Cathy
It was another busy day in the puppy raising and training department yesterday. Jim had a function at the Edward Hines VA Hospital and had made the arrangements to bring Einstein. The SAL and the Ladies Auxiliary were putting together a Bingo for the residents and patients at one of the wings there. … Continue reading Einstein visits Edward Hines VA and Turns 1!
Here he is. I haven't written a monthly report in a couple of months so I'm totally overdue! Einstein will turn 10 months old on the 5th. He's such a great dog! But I got the dreaded fat lecture the other day. I know, who likes being told you're fat? "He needs to trim down… Continue reading Mr. Einstein at 10 Months – Does this carpet make me look fat?
Einstein was 7 months old on the 5th. Every month we have to send a report to CCI and on my last report I had put in that Einstein will bark at me without any good reason. I kept thinking there must be a reason why he's barking at me, right? I mean, do dogs… Continue reading Mr. Einstein at 7 Months — The power struggle
For anyone that hasn't been following along and is new to my blog Einstein is the puppy we are volunteer raising for Canine Companions for Independence. These monthly updates are my gratuitous 'Pet' posts that annoy the heck out of blog readers. I'm not sure if they annoy the heck out of MY readers but… Continue reading Mr. Einstein at 6 Months