Wow. I think I wrote before about finding some other blogs, the puppy raiser blogs. Well, I became a follower of quite a few of them,and just got completely caught up on the story of Douglas, a black lab who was reaised by Emily and the Labradors. I think her blog shows up on my list as Life with the Dogs. The reason I was intrigued is because he went back to school about a month ago, so the timing could just be right for him to be matched to me, if i get to school in Jan or Feb like I hope. If I don’t get matched with him, wouldn’t it be neat to meet him? These blogs are so wonderful, to really see what these dogs are up to before they become our eyes. Emily is anxiously waiting to see if he’s going to make the cut to be a guide, and now I am anxiously waiting with her!
Not just because it would be cool to think about meeting him at school, but just because its just got to be like a proud momma following her kid in college, so my fingers are crossed for Emily.
I got all the way down to her first blog about it him, and he was born on 5/9/08, 2 weeks after I went blind. To think this little miracle was in the womb when I was going through my dark time of adjustment, and a year and a half later, reading about his journey would bring me such happiness…it just goes to show that we just never know eh?
To remember that time when I first went blind and felt like my life was over…I know I couldn’t have known all the amazing things I would be doing, but it sure would have been nice to have some hint. 😉
Anyway, I just had to talk about Douglas, because he sounds like such a cool guy. Calm and good with a stubborn streak – sounds pretty much exactly like me! Oh and he was rasied with foster kittens, so my cats wouldn’t totally annoy him tee hee!