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“I’m taking over the posting”, Maggie


This is ridiculous!  I know you all have been out there wondering, “what has happened to poor Maggie?”, and Phil has not kept you up to date.  When I finally figured out how to log onto his account, I was shocked … Continue reading

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Maggie settles in as a pet


Maggie’s first week and a half as a pet have been great!  She is such a good dog!  She loves to run, play ball (with anything she can pick up), splash in the kiddie pool and play ball again!   … Continue reading

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Maggie and Marcia find their destinies!


Finally, these faithful little pups can settle-in…they both have found their destinies.  First, Marcia  made the trip back to Guiding Eyes for the Blind (GEB) safely, and it was determined that she should be discharged.  Having been discharged, she was … Continue reading

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Marcia goes home


Well, sweet little Marcia went back to Guiding Eyes for the Blind (GEB) today.  She “told us” that she just didn’t want to be a Service Dog.  It was a bittersweet happening, but I think it will better for Marcia. … Continue reading

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Highmark walk with Maggie and Marcia


Today we walked a mile to raise money for SSD (SSD raised over $10,000, a new record).   The “girls” did very well considering all of the other dogs, people and various other distractions (food, balls, balloons).  I want to … Continue reading

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Maggie meets Marcia…and what a meeting it has been!!


Yesterday was quite the day!  Because of an accident on the interstate, my 30 minute trip to the training kennels took me 2 hours, but it was worth it to pick up little Marcia who was patiently awaiting my arrival! … Continue reading

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Maggie comes back to SSD


We got word this past weekend that Maggie was returning to SSD from the Guide Dog Foundation. The comments were that “she tested to be too self motivated and had some toy possessiveness”…I am not sure how all of that … Continue reading

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