January 31, 2014
Maybe RUM Steve wanted the other inmates to see Copo too. Maybe he wanted to show the regular population what they could aspire to, if they towed the line. Maybe he just wanted us to bring Copo into the "training room" without Copo's raiser seeing him.
Whatever reason, we entered Unit 8 through the east entrance, paraded through the chow hall, down hallways past glass-walled offices, snaked around a crowded common room, squeezed through a warm, noisy laundry room, until finally we arrived at the west side chow hall where we had the room to ourselves for training.
All puppy-raiser teams were there. Copo's raiser, standing tall, had his back to us. I scurried around him so I could capture the moment...
|Copo's raiser is excited to meet his puppy. Puppy-counselor Tammy is about to make his day.|
|It is a high lift for Tammy to bring Copo over his raiser's shoulder.|
|There are no words for this...|
|FLD Copo and his puppy raisers.|