10 June 2009

Glacier the Guide

So on Saturday Glacier graduated from Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind. We ( my mom my dad and I) left my grandmothers house in Syracuse at around 10 oclock and drove up to Canada. The border crossing went well. PHEW! We arrived at CGDB at 1:30 early (graduation started at 3). We took the opportunity to walk around the campus and take pictures.
In front of the sign
The School
While we were out walk the trainer came out and talked to us for a bit. We decided to go find some lunch and come back. We got back real close to 3 and went in. We went in to the lounge and the trainer went to get the graduate. We got 2 hours to spend talking and getting to know each other. Glacier was excited to see us. She jumped all over me and licked my face then proceded to pass out. She was so lazy it was cute! Her graduate is AWESOME!!
They are a great pair and I wish them the best!
The graduating class was little with only 4 dogs total. According to Glaciers graduate (Glacier is her third dog from CGDB) class sizes are between 4-8 students. So it is really small compared to our graduations but normal for them. I like the small class it makes everything seem so much more personal. It was a change though!
(He was so little compared to Indiana....hes 18 months old!)
It was cool to be able to be there and the trainer and Glaciers graduate where very thankful that we made it (I dont think very many US raisers are able to get to graduation). Good Luck Glacier! I love you!


TSE Puppyraiser said...

YAY Glacier! And yay to you for raising her. :-) I'm so glad you were able to make it out there. And she looks so good (I love her serious look in the last pic)!

Erin,Bubs,Tex and Ben said...

Congrats to you, Glacier and her new partner!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lisa and Ellie said...

WOW - that is so neat! YAY Glacier... here's to many years and fun experiences with your new partner!

Natalie said...

So glad you were able to make it!! Congrats on Glacier's grad, she and her partner look very happy together!

Madison and Butler said...

Looks like they make a great team! That so great you got to see her again and get to know everyone who has trained her and her partner! So fun!

Hannah and Journey said...

Congrats to Glacier. Hope her and her blind person have many wonderful years ahead of them.

Shawn C. said...

Hey Mekalea, just stumbled across your blog. Love it :) and the photos of Glacier & her partner. Congrats to you all~ -shawn