Sunday, December 13, 2009

100 posts and a surprise update!

What better way to celebrate 100 posts than by giving a little update of a not so small black goldador!

I was able to talk to Sherman’s owner, Richard, the other day! I loved hearing all about their adventures together. All the things that I loved about Sherman, Richard adores!

They have their route down to the local shops and Richard was telling me he could blindfold Sherman and he would still get them to where they are going. Sherman was always so smart figuring out where you were going.

Sherman gets to play with another guide dog that was in the same class. According to Richard, Sherman and JJ play and then get tired of playing and wander around together. The really cool thing is that Sherman and JJ lived together for a few days when Sherman was baby. What are the chances that they would be in the same class and then to live so close together! Sherman always enjoyed playing with his friends, so I am very happy he gets to play with JJ.

Richard was telling me their morning routine - Sherman gets brushed for 10 minutes every morning, Richard says he sits there so proudly.

One of my favorite parts of our conversation was when Sherman came to him and gave Richard kisses. I thought I would never be so happy to hear that big tongue giving lots of kisses.

Every time I think back to my conversation with Richard, I can’t help but smile. I am so very proud of my Shermy wormy. When I met Richard, I just knew that Sherman was created just for him. Talking to him several months later, I am reassured that every puppy raised to be a guide dog has the perfect person out there and sometimes that person isn’t you. I am glad that Sherman found that person.

[a silhouette of Sherman with a orange and purple sunset behind him, while at the beach]

Keep on making me proud and doing what you love, Sherminator!


  1. Awesome picture!
    Updates are always fun to get from your guide dogs new owner!

    Toby's Trainer
    SEGDI Raiser

  2. aw - that's so sweet - and so cool that Sherman's partner keeps in contact with you! What a blessing!

  3. That is so awesome, and reminds me I need to give Rei's partner a buzz!


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