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Hey Guys!! Looong time no see. This past semester has been majorly hectic, but it's over now and so I think I'll stick around this time!

For those of you who haven't been around for more than the 4+ months I've been gone, I'll introduce myself. My name's Kasey, and I LOOOVE dogs. :) I'm a puppy raiser for Guide Dogs of America, meaning that I take the puppies for 15-18 months and pretty much just prepare them to be guide dogs. My first puppy was Jaylie, and she was dropped from the program at 9 months old because of an eye problem. It doesn't affect her at ALL as a pet, so she's living the good life on 3 1/2 acres in Northern California. My second pup, Blitz was dropped from the program just a couple months ago after a month of formal training because of a thyroid problem. He's all better now, and living with some friends of mine less than 2 miles from my house with another lab!

I have now been puppiless for about TEN months. (Wow, weird to think of it that way...) During that time, I was still involved with puppy raising, by being my support group's official "puppy-sitter." That way, I still got my puppy fixes, even though I was technically taking a break. I'm scheduled to get my next puppy, Camano (Male Black Lab) in 11 days! I'm MAJORLY psyched. That's part of the reason I'm here...I've been without a young puppy (crate training, house training, leash training, TRAINING) for about 2 years now...I need to brush up on some facts. :)

Anyway, it's good to be back!! Hoping to get as addicted to this place as I was before. :)
 

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Welcome back!
 

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Welcome back Jaylie:) It has been a while. Your gonna have to post pictures when you get your Labby:) And my family is about to add a dog to our household!!:D She will be my parents dog but I will be living in the same house and taking care of her too:D
 

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Welcome back! :) I'm glad to hear you're doing well and that you'll be getting a new puppy soon. I might have things wrong in my memory but didn't you have a couple of issues with your dad over getting a new pup? How did that work out in the end?
 

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Welcome back! I miss being a puppy raiser!! Can't wait for lots of pictures!
 

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Welcome back Jaylie:) It has been a while. Your gonna have to post pictures when you get your Labby:) And my family is about to add a dog to our household!!:D She will be my parents dog but I will be living in the same house and taking care of her too:D
Ooh, that's fantastic!! I know you'd been wanting a dog for a while. Congratulations!!
 

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Welcome back! :) I'm glad to hear you're doing well and that you'll be getting a new puppy soon. I might have things wrong in my memory but didn't you have a couple of issues with your dad over getting a new pup? How did that work out in the end?
Yes, that was a BIIG issue. That's actually the reason I didn't have a puppy for 10 whole months. He finally came around though, and is letting me raise again. :D Now he's almost as ecstatic as me about the new puppy, and keeps having me remind him when he's coming.
 

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omg I am so excited for you Jaylie! I remember seeing all the pics of Blitz at disney! haha, how fun!
 

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Welcome back, Jaylie! Good to see you again :) and congrats on the good news! Looking forward to puppy pics!
 

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Welcome back and congrats on getting a new puppy to raise! Sorry to hear that Blitz got dropped from the program, but its cool that he lives near you and you get to see him.
 

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Thanks everyone!

Welcome back and congrats on getting a new puppy to raise! Sorry to hear that Blitz got dropped from the program, but its cool that he lives near you and you get to see him.
It's VERY nice to see him; I really like the people who got him. They let me have him whenever I want! So, when I just feel like taking him for a walk, I just call and then walk over there. It's an awesome situation.
 

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It's VERY nice to see him; I really like the people who got him. They let me have him whenever I want! So, when I just feel like taking him for a walk, I just call and then walk over there. It's an awesome situation.
Thats awesome:)
 

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Thanks everyone!! And Ali, it's great to see you again!!!

I just realized that one of the threads I started is still in the top ten most popular in the pictures forum. :D
 
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