Cameron at the beach (ignore the date on the photo)

Saturday, November 27, 2010

No News Yet

Cameron's mom here,

I didn't forget to post about Cameron, I just haven't gotten any news yet about how he is doing at the school. I guess the saying 'no news is good news' is applying here. I am thinking of my boy even though I haven't gotten any word on him yet. I am sure he is doing good. Keep your fingers crossed.

Will post when I hear something.
Cameron's mom

Thursday, November 11, 2010

November 5-7, 2010

Cameron's mom here:

I wanted to give you an update on how our weekend was. Cameron did great, although he knew that something about this weekend was different. He was still on his best behavior regardless. Cameron was ready for the long trip. He and Spunky rode well in the car all the way to Florida, of course, we had to stop for gas/bathroom breaks but they were great the whole time. They were quiet and they slept for the biggest part of the trip.

We left our home here in NC about 6:30 Friday morning and arrived at our hotel at 5:00 that afternoon. Not too bad of a trip. We made it in 10 1/2 hours. We had enough time to drop off our things in the hotel and feed the boys, then we went to have a nice supper with the Cameron's.

Here we all are together:

We went back to the hotel for a good night's sleep and awoke early in the morning for one last adventure with Cameron and Spuky before they went IFT at 2 p.m. We decided to go to the new Southeastern Guide Dog Discovery Center in Sarasota, FL. It was really nice and everyone there wished Cameron and Spunky good luck in their next phase of training.

Here are a couple of photos from the Discovery Center:

Me and Cameron together.


Spunky to the left and Cameron is beside the guide dog model.

While at the Discovery Center, my husband and I had the opportunity to meet our newest puppy's daddy, Bob.


We left the Discovery Center and headed for Southeastern Guide Dogs' facility in Palmetto, FL to drop off the boys. They were ready to go it seems and knew what was about to happen. We were about to say goodbye for a while and let them go on this new part of their journey on their own.

Here are some pictures of us at Southeastern Guide Dogs:

Me and Cameron together.

Giving him kisses and telling him how much I will miss him.

Exchanging hugs.

Cameron and Spunky together

Staff member coming to get the boys.

Headed to the Receiving Kennel

And they didn't even look back.

After dropping off the boys at college, we went to go see Hugh and his blind owner for a little bit.

Hugh and Jesse

My husband, Jesse, and Hugh

Me, Jesse, and Hugh

We headed back to the hotel to get another good night's sleep before our long journey home the next morning with 3 puppies! We were picking up Wayne (our new puppy), Emmy, and Doc. It was a long ride with 3 little pups, but they did great! They slept the whole night when we got back home in NC. Emmy and Doc are now in VA with their raisers.

Thanks for reading all about Cameron and his adventures. I will keep updating his blog when information comes my way.

Have a great day,
Cameron's mom

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Leaving for Florida

It is time for Spunky and I to go IFT this weekend. We will be leaving very early in the morning to head down to the school. I will get to see my sponsors tomorrow night when mom, dad, and the whole Cameron gang get together for supper. Spunky and I have to be at Southeastern at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Wish us luck and please pray for us to have a safe journey down to Florida. We are excited and ready to go, I hope we can sleep!

Goodnight. This will be the final post from me. Wish me luck in my journey to become a guide dog. Mom will keep you updated with my progress and any other news she gets from the school.