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.
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,