Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Number 15 (or is it 16) Off To College

BabyBailey     

 It seemed only a few months ago when this little guy joined our family.  He was the 15th (or maybe 16th..you loose track after a dozen or so) Guiding Eyes For The Blind pups that have landed on our doorstep for their puppy boot camp.

Of course in addition to the everyday honing of his socialization skills and the many training sessions which were provided by my wife Pat, a talented and experienced puppy educator,  Bailey accompanined us almost everywhere. 

He went on our hikes, to our family functions, to our visits to Reny's and L.L. Bean. He went with us on most of our dining out occasions, finding an appropriate spot curled up under our table.  

And of course he went with us on the many boat rides that we made on Penobscot Bay and the various lakes near and not so near our home in Belfast.
RayBail 
And on those very first boat rides, it didn't take long for him to figure out that if he stuck close to Ray there was good potential for a kibble to be coming his way.

It wasn't long before he made himself at home and became an integral part of our lives. And in short time maturing into a fine and very handsome boy...
BabyBailey1 
And now he's off doing his career thing..so far things are going good for Bailey and we are anxiously awaiting his first Report Card..

And yes..It was very hard to let him go. As it was for the past 14 or 15. Not all of them graduated but that didn't diminish the joy and love that they added to our lives.

GOOD BOY BAILEY..AND KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK !!

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    1. Thanks Janet but it's 99% my wife who does the good stuff..the 1% that I do consists of belly rubs and treats..

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  2. This is a valuable service you perform.
    I just don't know how you can part with faces like such.

    Thanks.

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    1. One of these days we're gonna' steal one ..pile into an RV with all the essential fly fishing gear..come to CT..pick you and Janet up and fish our way across country Brk Trt! Thanks for the comment

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  3. Ah, the essential belly rubs and treats are very important. Once again I'll say thank you on behalf of those folks who benefit from your caring and kindness. Beautiful pup!

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    1. I think they may be THE MOST IMPORTANT aspect of the training Howard..well maybe not..thanks a lot..

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  4. Kudos to you and your wife-

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    1. Thanks John. I'll relay that to Pat..

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  5. It must be hard to part with such good friends.

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    1. Indeed it is Peter..but so rewarding ...thanks

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  6. Great job Mike. I agree, it would be hard to let go after all of the time together. But then, thats how we ended up with three out of the same litter.

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    1. We wish we could keep them all Les..thanks..

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