Thursday, October 14, 2004

Oh, they grow up so fast, don't they? Seems like only yesterday that I signed up to be a puppy walker for Guide Dogs of Texas. We brought a cute yellow lab puppy named Coral into our home for a year of fun and training. Here she is with me at about 3 months old:

And here she is, all grown up:

I checked in with the Guide Dog foundation on our recent trip to Texas and was happy to learn that Coral has gotten past some very bad habits (like eating socks) that might have derailed her future as a guide dog. If all continues to go as well as it has lately, she could be placed with a client by the end of the year.

Her trainer tells me that Coral will most likely be going with a musician from Austin. Mike was very excited about this news. "Awesome!" he exclaimed. "Coral gets a COOL blind person." I'm sure Mike envisions electric guitars and garage bands, although for all I know her future master plays polkas on an accordion.

It's hard to believe that our sock-eatin', remote-chewin', poopin'-3-times-in-the-mall-in-1-day baby is about to get a job!

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