Friday, November 28, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

We Hope you all had a great day!
I know we did!
An awesome day with my family and puppies!

We started our day with a late brunch,
Brunch food
Sue again
{Any food for me?}
Texas circling the table
{How about me? I'm cuter!?}
then I spent the rest of the day alternating between cooking, taking the dogs out and keeping Captain Squeaky Pants quiet. LOL.
Texas screaming at the camera
{Man is he loud!}
Dinner was great, no turkey (mom's a vegan) and then our family (and Sue of course) went to the Grove Park Inn, which is one of the fanciest Hotels in our city, as well as being one of the oldest. Every year they hold the National Gingerbread House Competition and display the houses all over the Hotel, so we went a browsed around there.
Our Thanksgiving Table
{Ok so we had some meat! :-) Thankfully!}
Sue and I looking at the houses
{These houses have to be made COMPLETELY from edible items}
Gingerbread House Number 1
As a puppy walker you meet many many many characters; from day to day, but sometimes there are those you can relate too. For instance this one couple chased us across the hotel when they saw Sue. Apparently they were Lab breeders who donated their pups to an assistance dog school in Virgina: St Francis of Assisi Service Dogs. So that was pretty cool!

Miss Sue was cool-calm and collected through out the whole trip. She's still into going her own way, its like she forgets there is someone at the other end of the leash; but we're working on that.
I'm going to have to adjust my thinking as she is not a dog to do anything in a hurry. And after having two high-energy labs, this is really different for me!
Sue in the Sliegh 2
The family in the sleigh plus Sue
I'm sure you all are wondering why I am speaking of keeping Sue....
Sometimes when you start raising a guide dog puppy, life gets in your way, and its hard to give the dog the attention it needs. This is a basic overview of whats going on in Sue's family.
So my leader has asked me if I would finish raising Sue. While I'm honored that she would have that confidence in my dog handling skills, I'm also just as nervous that I won't be able to help her like she needs.

So I told my A/C that she would have to talk to my father about this situation. Sue has a lot to work on and having Texas as well would make things a little more hectic for me since he's so young; as well as our family preparing for a move to we'll see.

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Erin and Co.


Madison and Andros said...

Looks like a fun time! :) You could do great things with Sue....look at how great all your other pups are! :)

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

Looks like you all had a great day, those gingerbread houses look really good.

Raising Addie said...

Beautiful pictures!!