March 26, 2009

Phase 1

Posted in Uncategorized at 9:04 pm by smilinshell11

Loyola is in phase 1.  Better than being in no phase right? 🙂

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March 24, 2009

Picture Update (Topeka, Simmons, and Loyola)

Posted in Guide Dogs for the Blind tagged , , , at 8:49 pm by smilinshell11

First up we have Topeka (6 months old this week). She is a little fire ball of energy!
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 Next up we have Simmons. He is scheduled to go back on the May truck. Lately I think he has become a teenager because you will give him a command and he will look away like “Uhhh are talking to me?” He’s a handsome guy though so it makes up for it.  The first picture he looks like a model.
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 Finally we have Loyola. This was the last weekend we had her. 😦 This is what she would do when she wanted to play with you…
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 Loyola in her jacket.

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And finally, the two ways I’ll remember her. The first as she would cross her legs when laying down and the always wanting to lay in your lap. 🙂
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I hope she is having a great time at college and meeting lots of new friends. 🙂

March 22, 2009

I cried

Posted in Guide Dogs for the Blind tagged , , at 10:05 am by smilinshell11

I cried more at the last picture this morning here than I did all day at the puppy truck yesterday.   Below is a link to The Olympian which featured a local photo gallery from the Puppy Truck yesterday.

The link for pictures:

http://www.theolympian.com/localgallery/gallery/795269.html

March 21, 2009

March Puppy Truck

Posted in Guide Dogs for the Blind, Stores, Uncategorized at 9:29 pm by smilinshell11

Today Mr. Charming, Topeka, and I went to the Puppy Truck at Cabela’s down in Olympia. Loyola was headed back to begin her formal training and her raising family was getting a new puppy! The new puppy is a female black lab named Malta. Below is the list of dogs that came off the truck (I was much better this time) 🙂

Siblings (Born January 12, 2009):
MYL-Manny
FML-Malta (The newest puppy to our group!)

Siblings
BML-Nate
MYL-Nacasio (That is how Michelle spelt it and don’t ask me to pronouce it) 🙂
BML-Navy

Siblings:
FYL-Santana
FYL-Savey

Siblings:
MYL-Pace
BFL-Pandy (Like Mandy with a P)

I have to say I held myself together rather well. My eyes did swell up but I didn’t have crocodile tears. 🙂 I know she will have a great time learning new things at school with all her friends (especially Pretzel (picture below) and George!)

The Puppy Truck in front of Cabela’s:

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Loyola waiting for her turn to get on the Puppy Truck:
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Malta: Her coat was huge on her (too cute) 🙂
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Loyola and Malta meeting for the first time:
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Loyola’s Raiser putting in her kennel on the Puppy Truck 😦
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This picture is for Anna…It’s Pretzel! 🙂
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I do have some other pictures to upload from our last weekend with Loyola, Simmons, and Topkea.  I’ll have to do those tomorrow as I’m tired and ready for bed. 🙂 Also, if you have facebook, send me an email as I have  few more pictures there.

March 18, 2009

“M” Puppy Coming This Saturday

Posted in Guide Dogs for the Blind at 1:09 pm by smilinshell11

Loyola is headed back on the Saturday truck to begin her formal training with Guide Dogs for the Blind.  I know I’m going to cry. 😦   She was one of the first puppies I ever worked with when I started with our club and I’ll miss her.  How did you do when your first puppy went back?

Her raising family is getting a new puppy (female black lab) beginning with the letter “M”.  What are your name ideas? 🙂

March 4, 2009

Tillamook

Posted in Food tagged , , , , at 9:31 pm by smilinshell11

I love Tillamook products.  Between my fridge and freezer, I have their ice cream, yogurt, cheese (pepper jack & cheddar), and sour cream.  They dont’ use high fructose corn syrup in their yogurt anymore and their cheese is well, delicious.  I will pay more for their yummy cheese and yogurt.  I am hoping one day to make it Tillamook, Oregon and visit them.  If I had a baby, I would get them one of these:  Baby One Piece.

Mmmmm…..Cheese 🙂