Pearl met her handler.
by, 03-13-2009 at 05:54 AM
So one theme in this blog is Pearl and everything I dealt while puppyraising her. Pearl was/is a big thing in my life at the time and even now, thus I posted a lot about her. I've mentioned this subtly throughout the boards, never out right though. Well now I feel like I should post this:
Pearl's graduating (knock on wood) on April 5th. She met her handler/blind person on Wednesday. Her handler cried when meeting her. Based on pictures and what I've heard they seem to be a good/great match. I knew she would go to an older lady and she did. The two of them still have to get through the next 20something days, but I feel really good about this.
Proud isn't a big enough word to describe how I feel about her graduating. In awe, wowed, very small and humbled, happy, the list can go on. There's a feeling of "I did that!" and how good it feels to know something I loved doing (even when she was awful) changed someone's life.
On April 5th at graduation I have to speak in front of 200+ people about raising her and I'm wondering if I'm going to be a teary mess (probably) and what I'm going to mumble out.
If anyone wants to see either the work/fun I'm doing or see Pearl with her handler (or really cute puppy pictures):
[url=http://www.guidedogsofthedesert.org]Guide Dogs of the Desert[/url]
and go to gallery.