Sunday, November 8, 2015

And Now..Moving On Without Andre

Coming off the heels of losing Ray last June, this morning is truly a BITTERsweet moment for me..another one of our big yellow boys, Andre, is leaving us.


However in this case he is off to Guiding Eyes For The Blind in Yorktown Heights New York where we hope he will start a new chapter in his life,   We'll know on Tuesday as that's  when he takes his guide dog school entrance exam. Fingers crossed...I guess..


Seeing him go in for training is especially difficult on me, more than the others we've sent off, with the exception of Big Ray.  Andre is such wonderful dog and so closely associated for me with Ray, his absence in our home will be a huge void.  But we of course wish Andre the best, with high hopes that he will become a life changing addition to a blind person's life.


I have no way of knowing if our paths will ever cross again but Andre has certainly left a profound and enduring mark on my life..


Good luck and thank you Andre...


9 comments:

  1. This is a notable task for a outstanding Guide Dog!!!! Good luck to Andre

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    1. We hope he will make it of course but I am sure going to miss him..thanks Bill

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  2. Congrats Andre......well done Mike.

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  3. You look good together - I admire the work you do.

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    1. Thanks john..It was a real pleasure to be working with Andre...

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  4. Mike, all the best for you both. Another puppy in your future someday?

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    1. Thanks Les..Oh yeah..another puppy will show up on our doorstep..sooner rather than later..

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  5. I'm sure I commented Mike, but I just want to tip my hat to you and your family for the valuable service you perform. Looking forward to the next adventure!

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    1. Adventure is a good term for it Howard..thanks a lot..

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