Eddie - my new furry friend whom I'll probably never meet
March 11, 2016 2:38pm CST
Today I received the information on my sponsored dog. His name is Eddie and he's a beautiful little black labrador puppy who is in training to become a guide dog for a blind person. I signed up as a sponsor at the airport a few weeks back. My flight was delayed, the fund-raiser was very charming and Eddie's photo was absolutely irresistible. He's about 3 months old now and will go through approximately 2 years of training before he gets a full-time human. Not all guide dog trainees will make it. Some will just not be stable enough and may go off to become therapy dogs for people with problems other than blindness. I hope Eddie makes it - though whoever he helps will be very happy to get him. My part is tiny - probably no more than a paw or half a tail - as training a guide dog is a very expensive process. By each dog getting multiple sponsors, the costs are spread and the great work of the Guide Dogs for the Blind organisation gets much greater awareness. Now I have to work out how to break the news to my three cats that mum and dad are spending good cat food money on a doggy.
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11 Mar 16
Well, the cats are just going to have to understand that their pet parents have huge hearts! My brothers dogs are trained therapy dogs, not for the blind though, and those dogs are so proud when they wear their therapy-dog scarves and vests.