Stefano has been recalled to begin his formal guide dog training. He'll leave in two weeks and go to the Guide Dogs campus in Oregon.
We're really proud of Stefano and hope he does well in training. He'll be the second puppy from our club in training. Don is in phase 7 right now - GO DON!! Genevieve, whose family moved to our area from San Francisco, is in breeder evaluation.
Stefano's recall brought it home to us that Silky will be recalled soon. There are three other puppies in our club about the same age: Desta is 3 days older than Silky and Stefano, Quebec is 2 weeks younger, Nougat is 4 weeks younger than Quebec.
Here's a link to the Mt. Tam Guides web page for photos of all the pups. Mt. Tam puppies
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Nice loose leash, Jim. Oops, I said "nice".
There are a couple of puppies in there somewhere. Really.
Silky's calculating the trajectory to this woman's face. Can I get in a good lick? Actually, Silky kept all four feet on the ground the entire afternoon. (See the red bait bag?)
Friday, January 7, 2011
Silky took Jim to the San Francisco airport on New Year's Eve to meet Jeff and Leslie's plane. Jim parked in the huge parking garage, then he and Silky walked through all the cars, across pedestrian bridges, maneuvered through crowds, rode the tram to the terminal and finally settled in next to the baggage carousel.