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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

I Hate Bad News

Sometimes when you're a puppy raiser you sometimes have to hear or deliver bad news. This is one of those times for both me and you.

Mary, you all know Mary, she's my leader and "co-raised" (I really took him once summer started but she was a giant help during the school year) Rocco with me. Well, he Puppy who just left for formal training has been Career Changed. Any of you guess what puppy it is? Yep, Colorado...it's a sad day. Mary got the call from Jim telling her he had been cc'd for medical issues. My Fluff has elbow displasia. She's waiting to see if he can be offered for Community Placement and if he can he would go to the D4D programme though she hopes that he might be able to be a K9 Buddy. If he can't be Placed then he's coming home and she's placing him with a family near by.

That's the sad bit of news for the day. Collie would have definitely been a wonderful Guide! I was really looking forward to his graduation. But, I suppose that's the joy of medical CC's right? You can always say that your puppy definitely would have made it if it hadn't been for his/her health. Sometimes though, when the puppy is as good as Colorado, they're the hardest.


  1. AHhh eerily similar situation with my Golden Tenaya. I know that feeling.

  2. I'm so sorry to hear that. It sounds like there a lot of possible options for him, though. The "right" one will work out, for sure, it always does.


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