Sunday, June 14, 2009


Two weeks ago, May 30, I picked up puppy number 5 to start training to be a guide dog. We were the first ones there and all the puppies where playing under a shady tree when we got there. They were all so cute and none of them looked alike.
I got handed a big old cream color yellow lab named Rocky. I love his name, it was already on my list of names that I was thinking about when I sponsored Ely.
Our group got the whole litter of puppies. There is....
Rocky- male yellow lab
Spike- male black lab, who Rocky will get to play and see a lot! Rocky will be staying with his raiser one day during the week for the fall semester, since I have a super long day. He also will be going to the same church that Rocky will be going to.
Duchess- female black lab, who lives on the street behind us, so he will also get to see her a lot!
Cassidy- female yellow lab
Toby- male yellow lab
Rocky and Spike were extremely happy just laying in the nice cold dirt in the shade while the rest of the puppies wanted to play. I got to be the first to fill out all the paper work and got his information and tiny little puppy coat. Rocky was named by a man in Florida who named him after his dog. We stayed for a little over an hour and took lots of pictures!
Once we got home Ely came out to see who we brought home. Both Ely and Rocky didn’t want anything to do with the other one, which was probably a good thing since Ely can’t be too active since he is still on bed rest and limited activity. Rocky enjoyed exploring the house and yard and he sniffed all the toys. His favorite part was eating dinner. His first night he only had to get up twice, which I was happy with. He didn’t need to go busy, I think he was just lonely.
Rocky in the dirt Rocky and his brothers and sisters Rocky and Ely's first meeting
Spike , Rocky, Cassidy, Toby, and Duchess
Rocky's first meal


  1. Aww he's adorable!!!! Have fun with him!!

  2. Oh yay! Rocky is here. I've been watching your blog wondering when he would arrive. He's adorable! Hope Ely is feeling better.


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