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MenoSundays; Life Lived Lovingly


It's that time again when we read about the progress of my current Guide Dog sponsor pup, Sprout. As I had begun to suspect reading between the lines of earlier reports, he has proved a little too exuberant to be relied upon for full Guide Dog duties... thus, as you will read and see, he is to be transitioned to Buddy Dog. This is a looser companion dog structure, playing an important healing and emotional support role. 




15 comments:

  1. Our municipal court uses buddy dogs. The first one, maybe ten years ago, sat in court with abused children. They have a second dog, now, for the same purpose.

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  2. We are really pleased to read that Sprout got matched with his true calling in life and will fulfil all his potential in that role. We know a lot of humans for whom we could have wished the same when they were younger. Furrings and purrings Mr T and F

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  3. Hmmm. Overconfidence and a tendency to be distracted during training. Sounds a wee bit familiar...
    Wishing Sprout success and happiness in his new career.
    Cheers! Gail.

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  4. Hi Yam - Sprout sounds an amazing dog ... and I'm so pleased he'll be a buddy dog - I'm sure he'll be happier too ... lovely to read about - cheers Hilary

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  5. Sprout is so very beautiful and I am more than happy he has passed his Buddy dog test. Can't wait to hear that he has been matched to a family. Beau would have made a good buddy dog, he is my buddy dog. just like people, they need to be in a job that matches their personality. a friend a few years ago had a black lab that was like Sprout and way to friendly, he came to live with my friends family, because he could not be a guide dog. Now I am wondering if we have buddy dogs. we have therapy dogs . maybe it is just the name

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    1. Hari OM
      Yes, terminology - thought therapy dogs are often for specific need - we do have categories for that too. Yxx

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  6. You are going to make somebody and their family a wonderful buddy dog, handsome Sprout!

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  7. What a Golden friend someone will have with Sprout. He is beautiful and I love his silky furs
    Hugs Cecilia

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  8. Many of us to end the paths we start. We are glad Sprout has found a path better suited for his talents. What can be better than giving love and comfort especially during these trying days! Lee and Phod

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  9. It's great he has an alternate career! This is good news.
    (ツ) from Cottage Country , ON, Canada!

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  10. We're glad Sprout can use his training to help a family. He sure looks like a fun pup to have around and wish him luck on his new career.

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  11. Best for Sprout to be doing what he is best suited for. He could come join our pack any day.

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  12. Wonderful to know the best uses for the different dog talents!

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