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Day 3: suspense is over!

Dog is here. She is a Labrador/golden cross named Loretta. She leaned up against me and only cried a little bit. It probably helped that I had food in here. It was taken away and stuck in the food closet after I made them promise to label it for me so that she could be eating it later. I've tried some simple obedience with her, and she's quite responsive. She's also a paw giver--I haven't had a paw giver since Elli. She is bigger than Meg, but her hair is very similar. Her tail is very fluffy (a golden characteristic typically). Her pace is very much like Meg's, and she feels like she's just going along, ready to conquer the Hebrew book. She certainly won't mind my little worship breaks on the bridge--she loves to sniff the air but gets nicely back on track with one voice command.

We took a little stroll around the leisure path and had a grooming session, and now we're just hanging out waiting for dinner time--for both of us.


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May. 28th, 2007 08:09 pm (UTC)
This is fabulous news! I'm sure the two of you are just figuring out each other, but I can't wait to hear more about you and Loretta!
May. 28th, 2007 08:18 pm (UTC)
Hey I just started to read your LJ. It sounds like you and Loretta are doing well.
May. 28th, 2007 08:19 pm (UTC)
Awww, she sounds great! Congratulations!:)
May. 28th, 2007 08:22 pm (UTC)
very cool. We had a doby named Loretta when I was little.
May. 28th, 2007 08:24 pm (UTC)
Oh she sounds so cute and sweet. I can't wait to know more of what she looks like, color and patterns and whatnot, oh and feathering if any. I'm so happy for you, sis! So happy.
May. 28th, 2007 10:51 pm (UTC)
Loretta's coat
She really shines in the sun--I got a great look at her at parktime. She feels kind of like a cat in some ways now that she has been groomed. Oh, I got the clear to FURminate. I may play with the soft brush in addition to it just to see what happens; but I really think grooming is going to be a snap with her. She just stood there and let me do it. She has a tiny bit of feathering on her back legs but quite a bit on her tail. Mostly she just has an extremely soft shorthair coat that is thick and absolutely gorgeous.
May. 28th, 2007 09:23 pm (UTC)
That's excellent. She sounds great!
May. 28th, 2007 09:28 pm (UTC)
Yay! I hope things go well with Loretta. :)
May. 28th, 2007 09:47 pm (UTC)
Congratulations to the both of you!
May. 28th, 2007 10:25 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! I'm so excited for both of you!
May. 28th, 2007 11:58 pm (UTC)
Loretta? Hmm...would have never guessed that. Now I've got Loretta Lynn in my head. Sounds like you got yourself a winner.
May. 29th, 2007 12:37 am (UTC)
Oh, Sarah!
Sarah, this is Kathy. Major congrats on what sounds like a brilliant match so far. You can guess why I have tears in my eyes upon reading your entries. I sent a message to your personal e-mail but forgot your school address. Know my thoughts and prayers and tears are with both you and your girl.
May. 29th, 2007 10:51 am (UTC)
Re: Oh, Sarah!
Hey, Kathy. (Alexis, if you see this, please drop a note to Kathy with my appropriate various contact info.) I haven't touched my home email yet, although I am keeping up with school email and taking phone calls and MSNs. I've been thinking of you and hope you're all right. Please do get in touch. [hugs]
May. 29th, 2007 04:44 am (UTC)
Congradulations on the new pup, and best of luck in your training together!
May. 29th, 2007 04:47 am (UTC)
So happy for you!
Dearest Sarah, I am sooooooo happy for you! I have been thinking about you and praying for you all day, and I have been remembering the day I got my guide dog. Waiting to know what kind of a dog someone gets is like waiting for a baby to be born. You don't know if it's a boy or a girl and what its name is going to be. I thought I had lost that when Mom got her last dog, but I guess I haven't. Many hugs, and yes, I did listen to your latest voice post, though I didn't look at the pictures. Ha ha ha! Love always!
May. 29th, 2007 10:53 am (UTC)
Re: So happy for you!
Hey. Glad you saw this. I got your voicemail very late last night and hoped you would see. Hey, send Terry the URL so Janetta can see the pictures. She sounded so excited! I'm trying to get hold of J so that she can take C to the library and let her see them.
May. 29th, 2007 06:27 am (UTC)
How very wonderful! I am so happy for you!
May. 29th, 2007 04:28 pm (UTC)
she sounds very sweet. congratulations on meeting her. Hope things go well for you both.
May. 31st, 2007 07:41 pm (UTC)
I know I'm way late with this. I remember seeing this on a night when I was exhausted and thinking, I'll get back to it, and well, I never did, until now.

What I wanted to say is that I wish you and Loretta the best as you begin your journey as a team. Good luck with the rest of training, and of course into the future outside of the Seeing Eye!
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