Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Joop leaves for "big school"

Our fourth furry ball of fun arrived last April and left two weeks ago to return to the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind for (as it is called in our house) "big school".  He was a rogue!, very stubborn and by far the brightest puppy we have had over the past number of years.  He took to all tasks and adventures with a great sense of ease.
Here he is getting to grips with travelling in the car - unsure about the jump and the distance!  He was about 9 or 10 weeks old in this photo.
We had a lot of snow in early March and Joop LOVED it!  Here he is off lead enjoying a walk early once morning.  We all miss him terribly but know that he has gone off on a new adventure with his new trainer (who also adores him!) and we get regular updates.  
Snow Angel!
Reports are that he has settled extremely well in kennels and loves all the other dogs.  He is just 13 months old and is much bigger than the 8kg he was when he arrived!.  Best of luck to him and his siblings on their new adventure. 

You can read about our previous puppies here, here and here.  If you want to know more about becoming a puppy raiser for the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind please click here.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

3 comments:

Nancy said...

Hello Deirdre, always nice to hear from you! Joop is just so adorable! What a face! I can imagine it must be difficult to give him up, but what a wonderful service you provide!

Dawn Turley said...

You do an awesome job of bringing up the puppies. It must be hard to let them go... but so worth it.

Judith said...

Great to see your post today, don't know how you do this but thank goodness there are families like yours. He is such a cute puppy, was wondering if you'll have another golden one next time?.

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