Thursday, September 15, 2011

Our chapter of CCI

I have been so impressed with our local chapter of CCI. I joined their Yahoo! Group in June and it has been fun to see the messages transpire about different events, questions, or housekeeping items.

The fellow PR's have been so giving too of their time in class in answering our questions (even before our puppy arrived) and taking us under their care at the first class we attended with Haddie. There is a lot to learn right from the start, and various classmates came to us willing to help and settle us in. It is so nice to know we are not on an island while Puppy Raising.

In addition to the nice Welcome Waggin' that we received from group members the day we received Haddie, yesterday we received a package in the mail from another local Puppy Raiser.
Isn't this fantastic?! A plush Lab with a hand stitched CCI Cape with Haddie's name and birthdate. What a great keepsake to remember the first adventure into Puppy Raising. The card stated that B.J.'s Stitchin' Time was responsible for the cape. They did a wonderful job!

Thank you, Brenda, for the lovely surprise!! What a neat welcome to the journey of Puppy Raising and CCI. 


  1. You guys are doing an amazing job so far and I am so happy to hear of your wonderful experiences with Haddie and with fellow puppy raisers. Keep up the good work!

  2. Thanks, Leann. Haddie is very happy and has "down time" to play too. She is the BEST first experience. Couldn't be more pleased with her smarts, her fun, and her cuddles.

  3. I am so excited that you guys are entering the CCI family and puppy raising! I am a third time puppy raiser for CCI and absolutely love it! I am also glad that you are in a group with Brenda, she is an amazing lady! She helped watch my second pup, Meeden, while I met my first pup's, Mindy, new family at graduation. Good luck to you, your family, and Haddie!