Actually, it is rather nice. You get to go in a group, which is comforting and helps prevent major sobbing (in my case!) and it also promotes the telling of funny stories on the way down to Southeastern. So you relive those happy moments that you had with your pup.
Did I also mention that you don't have to drive? Strong emotions and driving are two things the generally should be avoided. The pups were great. They acted liked they rode in limos all the time. In fact, I think limos should be added to the list of exposures. They actually had a tie down in them, but perhaps that is used for other things...I digress.
|Ed is coming out of the limo with Bo on a leash.|
|All six of us in front of the limo with our dogs seated in front of us.|
|Coach's sign with his baby photo.|
|Photo of Coach only a few days ago.|
|Photo of Bopeeper's sign.|
|Photo of Bo with her coat and harness on from a meeting.|
|Photo of Maggie from IFT.|
|Photo of Fred and Cheryl with trainer Jen J. and Coach.|
Then it was time to wait until your dog's name was called, do the long walk up to the trainer, and do the leash exchange.
|Melisa kissing Bo goodbye.|
|Cheryl telling trainer Judy thank you for taking Coach.|
|Katie and Jeff getting Maggie ready to go with trainer Judy.|
|Puppies playing. The one in the back is especially happy and bouncy.|
|For this raiser, just a moment to rest her head against a puppy's brings peace.|
|Another raiser finding her joy.|
|Perhaps this will be our puppy. |
It's the right age and Fred looks happy with him.
|Ed and Melisa smile as a puppy licks Melisa's face.|
I'm thinking college might be more fun than our house was!
We will miss you big guy! Be good, do good.