Our Worship Pastor, his wife, and their youngest daughter came over to our house yesterday to meet Haddie and visit. They have been Puppy Raisers with CCI for many years ~ in fact, they were the ones who originally sparked our curiosity about CCI. They didn't do anything formal to initiate the conversation ... they just had an adorable puppy and we were hooked with questions.
They passed on a lot of tips and tricks from their years of adventures in Puppy Raising. They thought Haddie was very mellow and reminded them of their first puppy (who passed!). We are praying some good genes have been included in Haddie and she passes too.
They mentioned that they would take their puppys to church with them from the very beginning. And, since we attend the same church, we figured it was a go for us too! Due to Haddie's age, she just suggested that we sit in the last pew of the balcony with Haddie on our lap. Carry her in and carry her out. Eventually she will be ready to walk in, go under the pew, and walk out.