Yesterday morning, I made the two-hour drive to Palmetto for the Special Saturday Tour of the Southeastern Guide Dogs, Inc. I haven't been there since I interviewed Helen Arnold, an SEGD graduate and staff member, for my master's thesis on the human-canine bond in 2003. Helen was greeting the visitors so it was great seeing her and her smooth-coated collie, Corky, again.
A highlight of the tour is the puppy kennel. Along with other visitors, I sat on the concrete floor of the puppy room. Seven-week black and yellow lab puppies crawled from one person to another. One sprawled for a few moments on my lap before waddling over to the water dish.
I only wish we lived closer so I could hug puppies every week!
10 months ago