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

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas/ Pray for Cameron

I got news from my Area Coordinator saying that the hip X-Rays are pending on both Cameron and Spunky. What this means is that Cameron and Spunky with both have to have a second opinion to see if their hips are good enough to pass them on to the next phase of training. If not, then they will be Career Changed due to hip displasia. Cameron is not the only one in his litter having this problem, all but one of his littermates are needing a second opinion. I know of one that has already been Career Changed. I got a response from a fellow puppy raiser telling me that two of the dogs have passed, I hope Cameron is one of them. She has raised his sister, Cheyanne, and is planning to adopt her if she is Career Changed. I really do want him to pass but, on the other hand, I know he will be right where he is supposed to be if he does not. It is really saddening to think about my dog being Career Changed, but I know he will make someone very happy. Oh well, I guess they can't all become guide dogs. :( I have to remember to put his best interest first.

On a brighter note, it is Christmas after all and I should be happy that I am spending time with my family and that Cameron is happy at the school. Christmas really is the most wonderful time of the year!

This month has a couple of very special days in it (in my view anyway): December 23rd- Benjamin's (my first guide dog puppy that I raised) birthday (he is now 4), December 24th- Christmas Eve which means there is gift exchanging with my family, December 25th- Christmas Day and Jesse's (Hugh's blind owner) birthday. It has been good for me so far.

Merry Christmas to All!!!!
Cameron's mom

p.s.I will let you know more on Cameron as I find out. Have a safe and happy holiday!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Blue Coat Journal Photos

Cameron's mom here,

A trainer at Southeastern Guide Dogs has posted some pictures of the new IFT dogs on the Blue Coat Journal site (guide dog blog). Cameron is on there with some of his littermates and a picture of Spunky! If you would like to check it out, here is the site to go to:

Cameron's picture is the 5th picture down and Spunky's picture is directly below his. Our boys are looking great and it appears they are having a wonderful time at the school playing in the yard with each other.

So nice for an update, I know. It made me so happy to see my boy on the Blue coat Journal! I am excited and so proud of him! It looks like he is in the main kennel now (Phase 2 of his training). He should be working his routes now. :) Hope he does well.

Take care,
Cameron's Mom

Sunday, December 12, 2010


Here are some pictures of Cameron that another raiser sent me:

Me and Cameron together before he went on puppy camp.

Cameron in the back of her car.

I sure do miss my boy. No news yet, but I guess that's a good thing. I have to keep telling myself that. I am sure he is adjusting well at the school. They haven't said he has been career changed yet, so that's good. As soon as I get his progress report, I will be sure to post it on here.

Take care,
Cameron's mom

Friday, December 3, 2010

Wayne's Blog

Hello there,

If any of you are interested in reading about my new puppy-in-training, be sure to visit Wayne's new blog at:

Still no news yet on Cameron, but it should be close to time to hear something. I will keep you updated.

Cameron's mom

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Twitter debut!!!

Cameron has just made his first Twitter appearance. Here is a lovely picture of him with Spunky (the other dog from our group that we took back) posted by one of the trainers at the school.

I miss my boy so much, but it looks like he is pretty happy at the school. If you would like to read more posts posted on witter by one of the trainers, the website is:

Check it out and enjoy. I will keep you posted on Cameron as I get information.

Take care all,
Cameron's mom