At 2:00 p.m. on December 27 I have an appointment at Leader Dogs for the Blind. A puppy care person will hand me a wiggly, tail-wagging, black Lab fur-ball that will likely lick my face and try to nibble my ears.
And I shall inhale...puppy breath.
Future Leader Dog (FLD) "Bear" will then head north with me to our home in the woods of northeastern Michigan. For two short weeks. Come the New Year, FLD Bear heads further north to what will be his foster home during the next 10 to 12 months.
FLD Bear is one of two puppies that is slated to be raised in the Baraga Correctional Facility in our grand state's Upper Peninsula. Or, as any true Michigander would call it, the UP.
I can hardly wait.
In the meantime, we have some catching up to do...