Notre Fidele Ami

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


For the next three weeks Patriot is off to "Puppy Camp" It's only been a few days and I miss him already!

Patriot at 6 1/2 months weighing 64 lbs.

Let me introduce you to "Rex," our house guest for the next three weeks, I know his family is missing him as much as we're missing our handsome boy

Rex is our puppy camper for the next three weeks.  He comes from a family with three teenagers and two dogs, I think he's enjoying being an only child. 

OBG Lions Club
We've been busy, we represented Southeastern Guide Dog School at the local OBG Lions Club.Betty Van Dellen, Group Leader and Obedience Assistant for the Orlando Puppy Raiser Group, gave a presentation on Southeastern Guide Dogs School to the OBG Lions Club. 
Betty Van Dellen

Some of the puppies from our Orlando puppy raiser group were attendance and represented SEGDI 




"REX and YAZ"

  We had the opportunity to meet the newest Lions Club member Ron Van Gelderen and his guide dog Murray.  Ron & Murray recently completed their training at Southeastern Guide Dogs School and reside here in The Villages.  It's great to see the end results of the work that we do with our puppies.

Monday, May 16, 2011


Getting ready for Memorial & Flag Day

Patriot is now six months old, is 59lbs and still growing.  He is now considered a "teenager" 
 Oh my!  Like any other thoroughbred, he is spirited and has attitude.  That being said, big improvements are evident when it comes to his walking on a leash.  We are both now beginning to enjoy our walks, there for a while I never thought that day would come.
Our goal is four miles a day, so far we're at three and counting. While on our walks, anything the wind blows Patriot thinks is fair game.  He can spot an acorn, cigarette butt or leaf fifty feet away,  needless to say, we stop often to do a mouth search.
Our last class was was May 14th at Altamonte Springs, where the 2nd Annual Dog games with Humans was held.

Patriot playing "Simon Says"

Orlando Puppy Raisers
2nd Annual Dog Games with Humans

All of the dogs were awarded Gold Medals