It’s Dog-Bringing Home Time!

Last Updated on: 7th April 2023, 09:39 pm

I knew that when the call finally came, I would be in shock and running in circles like a dog chasing its tail. I am, and more.

GDB called me today and offered me a class date. Yes. I am headed to get guide dog no. 4 on April 23, graduating on May 6. Holy crap holy crap holy crap! I’m also headed to Oregon, and not California like usual. It’s the same school, just a different campus.

I’m a whole sea of emotions. I’m over the moon happy. I’m scared about this new beginning. I’m relieved that this uncertainty that has been plaguing me for 3 years can finally be gone and I can live my life without worrying about having to cancel my plans because guide dog class came. I’m worried that the changes that have happened in our lives will make for a bored dog. I know I’m going back to the office, but we always get our groceries delivered now because it is so much less stressful to order them online than it is to battle with harried grocery store staff. I always get my prescriptions delivered, and will probably keep doing that, because the drug store is no longer next door to the office, or more accurately, the office is no longer next door to the drug store. I’m a little anxious because my dad is dealing with health issues and I’ll be far away, so I’m hoping against hope things continue to go well when I’m in class. I’m aware that I have felt combinations of all of these things before and it always works out. But I feel them all over again!

I will try to blog my training, but I’ll be blogging it on a new device that I’ve never used for this purpose. So…I hope it doesn’t look like chicken scratch and I hope I don’t give up and post it after I get home. But I’m definitely getting it written down and one day, you will all be able to read it.

There’s something really neat about this day. Today, 10 years ago, Tansy and I came home together to start our journey together. And 10 year’s later, today is the day when I got my call. There has to be something special there.

Whether it’s a sign or not, off I go into the wild blue yonder! I hope I get a dog with Tansy powers, or maybe unique powers of its own!

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  1. I was starting to wonder if that call was ever going to come. Not gonna lie, I had visions of you having to wait until next spring. Glad that’s not happening, and definitely happy for a little more certainty.

    Don’t worry, you’ll find things to do with the dog. If life goes back to its pre-covid style, that thing is going to be begging for a rest before too long. Work is sending you places again, the new office will be open in the next few months, I’m sure we’ll be all over the place because summer is coming, we’re slowly starting to go to more shows again, and I know there are things I’m missing, like all the little incidental stuff that just happens.

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