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    1. #1
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      Ferris is graduating!!

      I'm not much on the board these days, but wanted to pop in to tell you that Ferris completed his training at Guide Dogs of America and has been matched! We turned him in for formal training on January 27th, 2018, and he was matched a couple weeks ago. (There are apartments on the GDA campus, so students live there for several weeks while they're bonding/training with their guide.) He graduates with his partner this Saturday!!

      We are so thrilled. He is the sweetest boy, and I can't wait to meet his person. It's a childhood dream come true for me to raise a guide dog.

      And Miss Vivian (guide dog puppy number two) is now six months old and progressing nicely. She is more intense and work-focused than Ferris is -- it's fun to have such a different dog to train.
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      Wonderful news!
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      Congratulation to Ferris, you and your family. Quite the accomplishment.

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      You are doing a wonderful thing...but it must be so hard to let them go..

      Quite the accomplishment and you must be so proud.

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      Quote Originally Posted by lovemylabby View Post
      You are doing a wonderful thing...but it must be so hard to let them go..

      Quite the accomplishment and you must be so proud.
      Thanks. Yes, it was definitely an emotional day when we turned him in for training! But, we knew from the day we picked him up that he wasn't ours. And to have started him on this amazing journey is really special. It also helps that we got Vivian less than a month after we dropped Ferris off!

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      What a day for you, sad but wonderful too. Thank you for devoting such love to Ferris, and to a person you hadn't even met yet.

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      Thank you for doing this!!!

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      This is really exciting! What wonderful news, and congratulations on successfully raising a guide dog this is so special!

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      Well done Ferris and well done to you!
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      Exciting news and congrats to both you and Ferris! Good luck to you and your new girl, Miss Vivian!!

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