Tuesday, September 10, 2013

A nice picture of Carver at Graduation

I really like this picture!

Dr. Sellers & Professor Carver mind meld.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Carver Graduated as a Service Dog!

The day we hoped for finally arrived. We got the call that Carver had made a preliminary match and the following Wednesday, Deb, PJ III and I were in route to Ohio.

Before graduation we got to see Carver. It had been 6 long months, but, it was as if he'd just left yesterday! Mr. Wiggles was in full blown body wiggle!

Then the Kansas City Crew got their Carver time!

Then we got a pic of Carver and his brother Callahan.

Jeb's puppy raiser with Pluto and Herman (hiding)

And finally...Graduation!!!!!

Handing the leash over to Dustin. Can you see how happy Carver is?

Group picture of Ansel (left) and Carver (right) and their forever peeps!

What a wonderful time in Ohio! Great to see Ansel, Joe & Denise and then to have Carver graduate with Dustin. Good luck to Dustin and Carver as they head off to their Junior year at Ball State University.

We sure do love being puppy raisers for Canine Companions!

Friday, August 9, 2013

Received a gift from Carver's Breeder/Caretaker

WOW! Look what came in the mail today. TBG says I was once that small, but I sure don't remember it.

TBG added the quarter so you could compare the size of the collar.

I hope I get to meet Carver when we go to Ohio!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Carver is headed to Team Training!

Got the phone call and Carver is headed for Team Training next week! Good luck Buddy, keep your nose up and tail wagg'n.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Mail Call!

We received a big, brown envelope in the mail today and thought it was PJ's paperwork. We opened it and about fell over--it was Carver's graduation paperwork! Yikes! Of course, this is just one marker of many, and there is still a long road ahead, (especially with that last report), but seeing "Carver" and "graduation" on official CCI letterhead was pretty weird...

Also, check out Ansel on TV!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

I wanted to tell you the news myself!

I know it has been a while since you all have heard directly from me. This Canine College thing is keeping me busy! And, let me just say that the nightlife here in Delaware, Ohio is amazingly fun. Perhaps too fun...I guess I'd better think about studying a little harder and goofing off a little less. I guess TBG and SWMBO weren't terribly impressed with my latest report card! They just don't know how hard Professor Sliclen's class is, that's all I have to say! Here's what Professor SAYS-SO had to say about me this month: "Carver is doing as well as he has been. Not many concerns, only one thing that we continue to watch. He occasionally gets irritated with his kennel mate for no reason...he also protects toys in the yard. These behaviors are not severe...we like how verbally responsive he is...he is a nice dog and we want to keep on his path..." I think TBG and SWMBO stopped reading after the word "yard"!!! I promise I'll work hard this next month if all of you will send out warm fuzzy thoughts of support!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Carver's May report

Mr. Wiggles is doing fine, no real news to report. His trainer is satisfied with his progress and he's eager to work and learn new commands!

Keep on truck'n Buddy!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Carver in Advanced Training

There are CCI graduations going on all over the Country this weekend and a large contingent of Kansas City Chapter puppy raisers made the trek to Ohio.

Looks like they got some "me" time with the pups and I received a couple of pics of Mr. Wiggles!

Keep up the good work Buddy!

Congrats to our fellow puppy raisers who have dogs graduating tomorrow!

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Deb meets Jeb II

Deb made the trek out West to the mile high city of Denver to meet Jeb II and Marianne, another VPR for Canine Companions for Independence.
Although Jeb II didn't quite resemble Jeb the Original, he sure did like the hedgehog (Jeb's favorite toy)!

Here's Jeb II in all his regal-ness!

and here's the Famous Great Dane Meryl, who is in Marianne's book: "Let the Dogs Speak"

I'm pretty sure the cat is yelling "get off me you goliath"

Huge thanks to John and Marianne for hosting Deb and letting her meet your great dogs. I just wish I could have been there.

Friday, April 26, 2013

No Rumor Pups in Kansas

Got the news today that the North Central Region was not allocated any Rumor pups. We are disappointed, but are now working on getting a puppy as soon as we can. Puppy withdrawal is horrible!

We still have Mr.Wiggles going strong though.