Sunday, September 26, 2010

Lots of firsts!

Vienna sitting in our Hotel room by the bed.

This weekend we went to GDB’s Homecoming and it was filled with all kinds of firsts for Vienna! It was the the first time she stayed the night in a Hotel, it was the first time she experienced an elevator (she got a lot of practice with that!), and it was the first time she was around over 80 working guide dogs! It was also the first time she attended a meeting / seminar. She was the youngest puppy in attendance, and she was just as well behaved as all of those older, fully trained dogs. It was also the first time she met my first guide dog puppy Tamera, who was there with her handler Lynda. And it was the first time I have seen Tamera since graduation three years ago! (Yes, she remembered me and she went nuts!).

My first GDB puppy, Tamera who is a working guide in Southern Ca.

I’ll have a post about Homecoming soon. Just wanted to share some of Vienna’s firsts with you!


  1. Sounds like so much fun! I wish I could've gone!

  2. Oh rats, I was there, too! It would have been fun to meet you. We might have walked right by each other without knowing it.