Puppy Raising a future super-star Service Dog with compassion and joy.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Kolby's Best Friend
The staff from Canine Companions Santa Rosa Campus, whom all of our region directly reports to in our volunteering role as Puppy Raisers, came to our area a few weekends ago. They put on a very nice presentation over many topics and it was nice to enjoy that with my close Canine Companions friends.
Photo Credit: Helaine's PR
With the weather blowing sideways of rain and snow (thankfully it did not stick because I was a good trek from home) Kolby and I enjoyed the day next to his girlfriend, Helaine, and my best buddy, her Puppy Raiser. The puppies were amazing ~ they slept the day away by our feet, many times only remembering they were there by their cute antics towards one another.
Here are some pictures ~ it really says it all. At first greeting they really need to get their wiggles and excitement out of the way with lots of kissing and tail wags. They really only perform this high level of jubilation with each other, rarely do they "care" about any other puppy or dog. It is very sweet and nothing to be concerned over, because really - even working dogs need to have their love affairs.
The rest of their time together is always a mix of letting each other be solo, and cuddling up really close and quietly with each other. The slow movements of their paws on the other's face, or wrapped around the other's neck while sleeping, or back to back resting is just so heartwarming. They truly are best of friends.
Photo Credit Helaine's PR
In a perfect world - Kolby and Helaine will both graduate. One will go to a single woman, and one will go to a single man, and the two will be at Team Training at the same time, at the same location. They will meet and fall in love, knowing very clearly that their puppies are already in love, and then they too will begin to date once Team Training is over. Soon, a ring will be placed and they will wed ... and Kolby and Helaine will live together too ~ Happily Ever After.
After all, why not dream perfection for the lives of two best friends!