Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Doing My Research

I an effort to update some records on a couple of my puppies that I have raised, I discovered a surprising fact. I remember getting my first puppy in training for Guide Dogs, Yamaha, when he was about 10 months old. While digging through files, however, I found a monthly report form that I filled out for him when he was 8 months old!

This discovery makes a lot of sense now that I have studied it, but I guess that it is difficult to remember everything for five years. It turns out I got Yamaha when he was 7 months old. I started going to meetings and puppysitting right before I turned 16, so the time line is a lot easier for me to follow now. I guess that keeping a couple monthlies isn't always a bad thing to do!

3 comments:

Elijah and Dembre said...

Such a great blog :D

I'm a first time puppy raiser for Canine Companions for Independence. Our blog is:
ccipuppyblog.blogspot.com

paige said...

Funny how a few months gets lost in the details. I'm on my first guide dog puppy and sometimes I think she's a month older than she is. She's been 6 months old for about 3 months now. :)

Kate Richardson said...

Elijah, congrats on your first puppy! Love all the pictures on your blog.

Paige, I usually keep pretty good track, but I found myself thinking that Mark was a month older than he actually is as well. He is finally six months old this month but I have been thinking of him as six months for the past month as well. The math just didn't quite add up....