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      Ferris is going to Guide Dog College!

      And I have so many conflicting feelings! We've had him since September 2016, when he was 8 weeks old. He's a black lab from Guide Dogs of America here in Southern California. He's made it through all the health, temperment and obedience testing so far.

      On Saturday we'll go have lunch at GDA, and then find out who his "roommate" in the kennels will be. (Dogs go in for training in groups, so my guess is there will be about 20 dogs going in.) We'll walk them down to the kennels, and say goodbye. Ugh. It kills me to even write that!

      I'm so proud of him! He's kind of a tiny guy at only 57 lbs, and he is SO chill. Nothing startles him. As the trainers at GDA say, now it's up to him to decide if he wants to be a guide or not.

      (And yes, we are getting another puppy to raise in mid-February. I don't have specifics yet, but I will soon!)

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      Congrats! Wishing Ferris the best. If he makes it through and gets paired up with a person, you'll really cry with pride at the graduation ceremony! They are really moving events.

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      Quote Originally Posted by dxboon View Post
      Congrats! Wishing Ferris the best. If he makes it through and gets paired up with a person, you'll really cry with pride at the graduation ceremony! They are really moving events.
      Thanks! Yes, I cry at the graduation ceremonies even when it's NOT my dog up there, so I can't imagine how I'll get through being on stage with him. I really hope I find out, though!

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      Good luck, Ferris! Stay away from those frat parties!

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      Wow I can't believe it's been so long! Good luck to Ferris! You've done an amazing thing
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      Good for you for doing a great job with Ferris. Someone is going to get a great guide dog and faithful companion. It takes special people to do the job of raising and teaching the basics to a guide dog and then allow him/her to leave you and go on to their next steps in training.

      God bless you, Ferris, the Guide dog group and the lucky person who will get him.
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      Quote Originally Posted by smartrock View Post
      Good luck, Ferris! Stay away from those frat parties!
      Ha! He absolutely loses his mind when we arrive at the GDA campus because he loves the kennels so much, so this is good advice for him!

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      I am so proud of you guys, and Bless you for signing up for another one! I know an older couple that have raised like 20 puppies for GDA.

      Good luck at school Ferris!! Please decide to be a guide dog <3

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      That's amazing. I'm so impressed and yes, proud, of you! I cry just watching videos of people handing over their raised puppies for Guide Dog School. Thank you for your work and service to our greater community.
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      What a wonderful accomplishment...make your humans proud, Ferris!

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