Friday, July 31, 2009

Rowan has arrived to Kentucky!

Rowan was picked up last week on Saturday. He arrived in Ohio on the 17th but we were on vacation. We made a side trip to Delaware and picked him up.

It has been a while since we have had a puppy and Rowan just seems small, but when he was weighed, the scale read 14.5 pounds.

He is a good puppy. He listens well and now is on a schedule, which means I get to sleep at night (no potty breaks).

We have named him Rowan "Looking for Trouble" Barker. He is very vocal when he wants something. I am hoping he will out grow that part.

We have had him at home now for 6 days and it feels like he has always been here. He reminds me of my first CCI puppy, Vinnie (Irvine) who was a golden and one of those "One-in-Million" dogs.

My biggest challenge will be his training. This puppy is not a "chow hound". I have never had to train a dog that wasn't driven by food. All my previous puppies loved food!

For updated pictures taken by his breeder caretaker, visit her blog at http://cci-shari. blogspot. com .

Thursday, July 2, 2009

New puppy on the way!

I got the call yesterday from Suzzane, the Puppy Coordinator for the North Central Region for Canine Companions for Independence.

For those of you who are familiar with
Canine Companions for Independence, Puppyraising program you understand the feeling that comes with given the opportunity to raise another puppy.

My family is going to raise Rowan, born May 21, 2009.

To learn more about Rowan from the view of the
Breeder/Caretaker you can visit her Blog.

To learn more about the Breeder/Caretaker program from CCI click

What I can tell you so far about Rowan - is he is a golden/lab cross and he will be ready to pick up from CCI on June 17th!

It is difficult to describe how excited we are to raise a puppy, only to return it to CCI when all the hard work is done. but it is. Only other puppyraisers can understand and still not be able to put it into words why we do it.