Sunday, February 14, 2016

Love is in the air......

Croley wishes everyone a Happy Valentine's Day.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Down on the farm......

We are so fortunate to have supporters like Diane and Emory who let us visit their farm each year. Unfortunately, we seem to pick the coldest day of the year to do so. Have no fear, Diane serves gourmet hot chocolate. Yummy!

We start with some obedience practice.  Nice sit Brie.

Joan's first meeting.

Molly responds to the sound of a cow.


Elsa, good sit.

Zon down.

Fifo, visiting from the Tampa group, dressed to impress.

Sadie gets some loving from her sitter.

Kathleen spots the animals.

Good down, Joan.

We practice some loose leash walking to burn up some puppy energy. Sara looks good.

And then some puppy greetings.

Next we visit the animals, first up the donkeys.
Fifo keeps his distance.

Sadie is cautious also.

Zon is thinking about it.

Brie says hello to the cows.

Croley is thinking about this one.

Kathleen goes low to say hello.

Zon looks like he wants to join them.

Brie walks on a new surface.

It begins to rain so we all gathered in the barn to end the meeting.

Thanks again to Diane and Emory for their hospitality.  Hope to see you next year.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Plus one, makes nine pups in our group......

Meet Joan.

Joan meets raiser, Pat, with Dennis filming in the background.

 Rock picture.

The fun begins.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Now there are two Jonathans on campus.....

Jonathan is eager to join the freshman class.

Let's take a look at Jonathan's journey. Puppy and raiser meet. 

The first "rock" picture.

Once the pup has completed all of his shots and has done some brief outings, they are ready to start attending meetings.  A quiet library meeting is a great place to start.

Obedience in the parking lot before entering a baseball game at Riverview High School.

Obedience at the Sun City Center Fun Fest.

Making friends at the Fun Fest.

Jonathan at 6 months old.

Riding the trolley in Ybor City.

More obedience work before walking through Lowes.

Presentation at YMCA summer camps.

Practicing down/under at the Bloomingdale Library.

Team Jonathan at the Home Depot Scavenger Hunt.

TIA meeting waiting in a board room to go airside.

Meeting in the Beef's parking lot.

Boat ride at the Cottrell's.

"Is that fish singing?"

Final meeting at the Manatee Viewing Center.

Guide Dog U

Final "rock" picture.

Dorm signs.

Jonathan meets his roommate Mister P

 The final walk.

Jonathan meets Jonathan.

Such a sweet puppy.

 We're going to miss you Jonathan.  Make us proud.