I am overwhelmed! I can’t believe it!
Over at Greyhound Gardens (you may think of them as Itsa a Greyt Day) they saw fit to give me, Hawk, the Inspiration Award! I can’t thank y’all enough!
The rules are simple.
1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded this to you.
2. Link posts by you and ten fellow bloggers that you find inspirational.
3. Forward the award to those ten fellow bloggers.
My Human inspired my choice of which blogs to give the award. Back in the “olden days” when she was in school she donated time recording books for the blind. She got to be friends with a couple of students who were blind. One had a dog. She was overwhelmed with the dogs ability to communicate with her friend. She actually tried to talk her other friend into giving up her cane for a dog.
In todays digital world of blogs, we’ve stumbled across a couple of blogs about graduate guide dogs and their handlers.
Her friend who preferred the cane eventually got a dog. While discussing the dog’s extraordinary abilities, her friend mentioned the “puppy raiser”. Since, while following blogs, we have found that people depending on guide dogs are thankful for the puppy raiser.
Whether a dog is a leader dog or a service assistant dog helping a handicapped person, a puppy raiser was responsible for that dog’s basic training. It’s like the dog went to high school and undergrad training, then they get turned in for advanced training…grad school if you will. Sadly, not all puppies are able to pass their exams and become leader dogs.
These puppy raisers are truly an Inspiration!
Without further comment here are 9 puppy raisers’ blogs and 1 puppy sitter’s blog.
4. In Training