04 September 2011
this is virgil. he is eight weeks old and possibly the cutest thing ever. we met him for the first time yesterday as he is going to be our neighbor for a while.
for while, you say? yes, virgil will only be our neighbor for about 18 months, as our extraordinary neighbors, barry and penny, are foster parents for a very good cause. for the next year and half, they will be "puppy rasiers" providing this little guy with tons of love, exposure to as many different situations as possible, and some basic puppy obedience training before they turn him back over to guide dogs of america, where he'll undergo an additional 6 months of training before becoming a certified guide dog for a blind or visually impaired person.
what an amazing thing barry and penny are doing... they are far better people than i, knowing that they will fall in love with this little guy, and also knowing they will be soon be sending him on to do greater things. a good deed, indeed.
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Posted by maison21 at 9/04/2011