Raise a Puppy Change A Life... This was the scene outside the event facility on Team Graduation day for the North Central Region of Canine Companions for Independence. The billboard van was parked out front and puppy raisers that did not want to drive to the kennels could drop off their pups after the event.… Continue reading Scenes From the Dashboard Series – “Help Is A Four Legged Word”
Hey Everyone, We are back home now from our trip to Ohio for the turn-in of our 2nd CCI dog Jamba. I thought I'd share some of the photos I took. Sometimes pictures can tell more of the story. Jamba is the 2nd dog we've raised for Canine Companions for Independence, a not-for-profit charity that… Continue reading Jamba’s Turn-In – How do we do it?
Jamba LOVES the water. Ever since we took him to Michigan and played in the lake he has been itching to get back there for more water fun! So during a recent camping trip we decided to take him to see the Ultimate in lakes...Lake Michigan! (yes, I know...he's seen it from the Chicago side… Continue reading Jamba, Here!
Sunday was Jamba's 1st Birthday! It's hard to believe that he is already a year old! I think it is at this point forward that these pups really start to come into their own. They calm down a lot and really look forward to working. This is somewhat true with our Jamba. It just so happened… Continue reading Happy Birthday Jamba!
I'm not even going to say anything... Okay...maybe just a few words. This is from last Friday, we left Jamba and Holly alone while we went out to eat, something we've done several times before without nearly an issue. I didn't put them behind gates or in kennels because I figured they'd just go sleep… Continue reading The Trouble With A 10 Month Old Dog Is…
I have to admit that I have been a slacker with my photography, which sometimes isn't the best thing when it comes to maintaining a blog! I like to keep things simple you know? So this morning I decided to get up early with Jamba and drive into the city to see what would inspire me. … Continue reading Early Sunday Morning – Photography Practice
Hi Readers and Friends, I took the photo above of Jamba yesterday. He’s a real cutie and such a sweet guy. He’s 10 weeks old this week and just a bright eyed full of wonder furball. Besides the fact that Jamba still needs to get up every 2 to 3 hours at night to go… Continue reading The First 2 Weeks – I Forgot About So Much!
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