Thursday, February 12, 2009

Wyanne's Turn In

Thank you, wonderful friends, for giving Wyanne such a loving send off. Missing in the photos are Mary and Marty, Pam, Julie, Teresa, Janelle, Sarah, Virginia, Marilyn. Your presence is deeply appreciated!!!

Here's a letter from the Puppy Program Manager:
It's hard to believe, but another Team Training has come and gone and with it Canine Companions for Independence has added nine more assistance teams to the family and matriculated 36 dogs to begin the next stage of their lives in Advanced Training. In addition, three dogs were selected to be added to our breeding colony with high hopes of continuing the tradition of producing excellent dogs. With each new Graduating Class we hear stories of how CCI assistance dogs enhance the lives of people in ways that we never thought possible. It adds new meaning to the term, "EXCEPTIONAL DOGS ...FOR EXCEPTIONAL PEOPLE !!!". None of this would be possible without the continued commitment of people like you who give of yourselves, your time and your love to raise young puppies into their "teenage years".

2009 promises to be a challenging year for all of us in many ways. Here in the Southwestern Region of CCI we have set yet another year of ambitious objectives. Regardless of what happens around us, the need for what we do continues and that requires the continuous commitment of you, our loyal Puppy Raisers. If you have taken a break, maybe now is a good time to start again. If you have a relative or a friend that has expressed an interest in raising a puppy for a worthwhile cause, have them give us a call and we can start the process to put them on the road to CCI Puppy Raising. As a CCI Puppy Raiser myself I can testify that for me, there is no better way to re-focus from the challenges of a day than with the puppy I am raising for such a great cause.

Stu Wahrenbrock
Puppy Program Manager - Southwest Region

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