April 11-12, 2014
NOT in the UP
Thus began the long ride back to Leader Dogs for the Blind for Nell, Zella and Tara. Here is the "rest of the story," as reported by Tammy, Leader Dog Puppy Counselor:
All the girls were great on their ride downstate. When I dropped Patti off...she helped park all the dogs. They willingly jumped back into the van ready for an adventure!
The girls were to stay at my house for the night and return to Leader Dog the following afternoon. As many of you know I have four dogs living in my house, so with the girls this would make seven! I do not have a large house, but do have a large yard for them all to run off some energy. I brought the girls in one-by-one to meet my crew and released them into the backyard for a free-for-all! Fun was had by all. By the way, Zella was in season (her second one since being placed in the prison setting.)
|Seven dogs romp in Tammy's yard.|
Here is the final installment of our adventure. We arrived at Leader Dog around 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 12. Tara was the first to be returned. I took pictures of her by the German Shepherd statue outside the kennel entrance and then by the front desk.
|FLD Tara posing in front of the Leader Dog kennel.|
In the in-take room she weighed in and checked out the toy box.
|"Is that all there is? Then I don't want one."|
Next came Miss Nell. She had to say "hello" to the nice German Shepherd statue before posing for her picture.
|Nell gives the statue a sniff.|
Nell explored the intake room, weighed in, and looked in the toy box. She decided she didn't want to bring one back to the kennel with her, either.
|Nell checks out the intake room.|
Finally, it was Miss Zella's turn.
|Miss Zella poses by the statue.|
|"Can I look?"|
Zella made her selection and in true Golden fashion (she is a golden retriever/lab mix) had to parade around the room showing it to everybody. She even carried it almost all the way to the kennel.
|Miss Zella hangs out in her new kennel.|
We wish Tara, Nell and Zella all the best in their new adventure!