January 31, 2014
Do you think it is something about my voice? Or is it that I just bond well with the puppies I raise? LD Dutch's reaction to my voice when we visited him and his new handler at Leader Dogs for the Blind last week reminded me of FLD Bear's reaction during this visit back to Baraga. Bear had lived with me for a mere 10 days before Tammy and I delivered him and FLD Axel to the inmate raisers at the Baraga Correctional Facility on January 9.
FLD Bear was lying on his mat with his raisers on the far side of the chow hall in Unit 8 when we arrived for FLD Copo's handoff. Bear heard my voice, his raisers told me, and he jumped up to look for me.
|"He recognizes your voice," one says. The other adds, "I think he remembers you." Indeed, I think he does!|
I didn't want to distract FLD Bear too much, so instead of getting down on the floor with him like I wanted to, I meandered to the other side of the room, chatting with inmates on my way to see how FLD Axel and his team were doing..at much the same speed as this run-on sentence!
|FLD Axel looks up to his raiser.|
Eventually I made my way over to FLD Axel. Tammy was busy filling out the puppy-raiser contract with Copo's raisers and reviewing the paperwork that outlines raiser responsibilities.
I had time to chat...