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Rory’s Puppy Profile

Rory was raised in Pennsylvania by a family with 4 children aged 8 to 15. They had 2 other friendly and affectionate dogs but no cats. She was a good eater and was clean in the house. They took her outside to empty on a regular schedule so she … [Read more]

Days 13 and 14 at the Seeing Eye

The next two days at the Seeing Eye were pretty uneventful compared to the last few days :). We started the South Route on Thursday and soloed it on Friday afternoon. The first two trips went without a hitch. She is really focusing on curbs … [Read more]

Rory’s Birth Date

Rory was born on 3/29/2008. Barb just came in and told me. She is also a pure Black Lab. … [Read more]

Day 12 at the Seeing Eye

This turned out to be an exciting day. I was a bit worried that Rory would keep me up during the night but she slept very well. I could hear her sometimes moving around but she really did a great job sleeping. I got up at 5:10 and quickly … [Read more]

Day 11 at the Seeing Eye

Tuesday was a difficult day for me. We got up, parked our dogs and ate breakfast. I was going to go out with Tom Pender (the class supervisor) to work on pull with Vincent. I went in on the 8:45 shuttle and met Tom there. We drove in the Prius to … [Read more]

Day 10 at the Seeing Eye

I am writing this on Wednesday, May 5. I am a bit behind. Monday, May 3, we got up at the sound of the wake up call and I got ready for the day and took Vincent out. I had cereal for breakfast. We started the Elm Street route and I expressed … [Read more]

Day 9 at the Seeing Eye

Sunday was a great day of rest. We got up at 6:30 and took the dogs out to PARC. We had a yummy yummy breakfast of scrambled eggs, bacon and English muffins. Did I tell you it was really really yummy . After breakfast we went upstairs to get the … [Read more]

Day 8 at the Seeing Eye

Today is solo day where we have to work the route we have been working out without any instructor involvement. It was hot in my room over night so I slept on top of the covers and was awakened by the announcement of PARC time. I quickly dressed, … [Read more]

More on Day 7 at the Seeing Eye

I did forget that I worked with Lucas Franck in the morning on Clicker Training again. We first sat at a table and looked at a map of the dining room. He then had me work Vincent to the new location where I will be sitting to eat in the new dining … [Read more]

Day 7 at the Seeing Eye

The day started about 5:30 or so. I took Vincent out to park and came back to write Day 6's blog post and to read mail and tweets. I then went down for breakfast. As usual I was on the first trip and went with Lee as a pair on the South Street … [Read more]