Doggy Diaries – Puppy raiser love

I left the window for a post up to remind me to post it because I thought it was the sweetest post. I’m jumping on now to just post a quick note about my continuing admiration of puppy raisers. I know I’ll get the best dog because of the love of these people.

First, here is a post about Holly’s birthday. It is such a touching post, and I think I read it before my last diaries post, which might just have inspired my little note to my future pup, without my even realizing it hehe.

*On a geek note, I also managed to finally solve a captcha to leave a comment on this blog, and I’m not even complaining about it. I suppose when it’s worth it, it doesn’t bother me so bad 😉

And the story of Cabana, and how she found her forever mom is just such a cool story. She started off being a puppy in training and decided she didn’t want that, so she changed her career and her raiser chose to keep her. The love that went in to this decision, the agonizing, makes me admire this woman oh so much, and really shows the kind of heart it takes to do this selfless volunteer job. This story ended in a great reward, and a new journey gets to begin; I can’t wait to watch!

So this was the post I had in mind the other day when I read about Holly, and I just kept forgetting to post it. As I write this, I’m very very sleepy and cold. We’ve definitely had winter hit here in the desert over the last few days, and the pressure change does weird things to me. I feel like I’ve been walking around in a daze for days. Hopefully soon I’ll return to normal, especially so I can organize guidelines for the doggy pool tomorrow, to start voting on Friday.

Thanks again puppy raisers!!! Handlers, have you dropped your raiser a quick hello lately?

Wow, just read through this and I said “post” a lot. Post post function function meep meep. Ok, there’s a little of myself back ha! 🙂


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6 Responses to Doggy Diaries – Puppy raiser love

  1. Aww. What a sweet post. And you’re funny. I’m trying to figure out what to get Trixie’s raiser for Christmas. Two Christmases ago, I got her a gift basket and attempted to get a video of Trix. See mention of great big thumb in video. Last Christmas, I got our portraits done, and I got Trix’s picture with Santa, and I framed them and sent them together. This year, I had a big plan of Trixie, me, the huppy and the huppy’s mom and dad maybe taking a sleigh ride together and getting some shots and sending that. But as happy as I am to not see the snow yet, that kinda kills the idea of the sleigh pictures if I want them to arrive anywhere close to Christmas. I hope Trixie’s raiser hasn’t found your blog. Na, I don’t think so. Anyway, I just don’t know what to get her. She deserves something cool and meaningful…but what is that?

  2. Ro

    I bet they’d enjoy any kind of video of you two working, and maybe just some leisure time, if she does anything funny you know? Know anyone who’s decent with a vedeo camera?

  3. No, sadly. Waaa, waaa waa waa waa waaa-aaa, boo, hoo, hoo.

  4. WOW, it’s so nice when handlers keep up with their puppy raisers. I bet the puppy raisers who that happens too so appreciate it. I know I would enjoy it. So far, I haven’t been that lucky – but maybe some day!

  5. Ro

    Really?? That’s terrible! I can’t imagine not keeping up with my raiser.

  6. I can’t either. I know how much work they put into that dog…and to not tell them how their pooch is doing…that would be just horrible. I wanna shake each and every person who has a dog you raised and didn’t write or call. I wanna line ’em up and shake ’em!

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