BAARK participated in the OCTA Service Dog Training Day. OCTA allows all service dogs to ride the bus to and from the ARTIC/Downtown Disney. It was a warm day so we met early and rode the bus, had breakfast and wandered around Downtown Disney allowing the puppies to experience going in and out of stores, ride the tram, etc. Always a fun event.
Today we met the Guide Dogs for the Blind Puppy Truck. This is an amazing event – excitement followed by tears too. Some raisers received a new puppy and others put their puppy on the truck for the trip back to Guide Dogs for the Blind for formal training (or what I like to call “College”). This visit to the puppy truck was to say goodbye to Nomad, raised by Michelle.
I was very excited about the success of the Guide Dogs for the Blind Puppies in Training and Working Guide Dogs the Annual Hollywood Bowl outing. It was so good to meet new raisers and handlers at the picnic and inside of the venue. There were 30 dogs and 92 humans in attendance. The seating, as always, was great. Thank you all for making this years event a success.
BAARK GDB Puppy Raisers enjoyed an evening of bowling. Actually was very fun and the puppies didn’t care one bit. They all just hung out guarding the bowling ball racks. We were missing Aiden this time. Rhubarb had an excused absence as she is in breeder evaluation (fingers crossed).
Yes, the day was hot but not unbearable and the puppies could still walk on the sidewalks. Very nice turnout – Many clubs were represented. Of course, some of us made the annual lunch stop at Philippe’s. YUM. Walked down Olvera Street, puppies practiced polite walking past each other, and the group photo. Missing were Mandy and Elbert!!