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The Letting Go

The photo above is from when Bella and I spent an afternoon at Shadowlawn Elementary.

“Yes, it’s going to hurt to let her go, but that heartache is nothing compared to what our veterans have done for me and for our country.   488 more words

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Preparing The Heart

First Christmas

In Week 35, Bella had her first Christmas.  No doubt, she had fun!  “Aunt Granny” (my friend Suzann) and my mother always have gifts for my “kids.”  We were busy getting dinner ready, so we didn’t get to open the gifts from my mother right away, but they did get to open their gifts from Aunt Granny.   492 more words

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Another Camper

Before I start into Week 34, let me point out what’s at the end of this blog.  Knowing that Bella’s time with me is short, there are links to another puppy raiser’s blog and her last few posts.   1,264 more words

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They Call It "Camping"

Week 33

When you volunteer with K9s for Warriors to be a puppy raiser or foster, they provide  you with everything you need.  The puppy raiser or foster donates their time and energy to raising the pup, gas to drive to classes, and anything they may choose to buy.  424 more words

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A Time For Training (and retrospect)

As a puppy-raiser, I opened my home and heart to Slider. For five months, he was MY black lab. He depended on me for love, care, shelter, food, and peanut butter… lots of peanut butter! 516 more words

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My Helper

Week 32

Bella’s training took a different turn this week as she is now accompanying me to physical therapy.  While I certainly wish I weren’t there, it’s great for her because she may be doing something like this with her warrior.   586 more words

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Catching Up

Weeks 29 – 31

Holidays and other responsibilities have decreased Bella’s outings, but she’s still growing and learning.  Highlights of the last 3 weeks:

Bella chilled in the exam room at my doctor’s office.   683 more words

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