Friday, November 27, 2009



So earlier I log onto blogger and see this great thing on Ro's blog, I had received a Thanksgiving award! So what happens is, once you have been given an award, you're supposed to give the award to 5 other people who you think deserve it. Ok, here are my 5 choices.

1. Would have to be Darrell because without him I would have never even known about guide dogs and puppy raising lol. For those of you who don't know Darrell is my boyfriend, he is blind and due to all of our research and efforts to get Egypt, his guide dog, we decided to do the puppy raising program here in Texas.

2. I want to give an award to Alphini's Puppy Raiser, Beth, who is also Dakota's Puppy Raiser, however Dakota has just recently graduated to becoming a Diabetes dog so Alfie is her new puppy. Beth raises for Guide Dogs of Texas, which is the same organization I am trying to raise for. Beth is very kind and has been very encouraging since we met.

3. I want to give and award to Cabana's Puppy Raiser, hers was one of the first blogs I started reading and she has always given really good advice. So thanks Mimi!

4. I want to give an award to Megan, Fuller and Paris' raiser, again, hers is another blog I have read since I started all of this and her stories have always been encouraging and entertaining to me. Thanks Megan

5. Is going to have to be Ro of course. I don't know if thats even fair because she gave one to me but I want to give one back. Ro has got to be one of the nicest people I have ever 'met'. She is on the path to getting a guide dog and tells stories about her progress with that, she also tells stories about her life and how she came to be where she is now. Ro, you are one of the most interesting people I know and I can't wait to see your story unfold.


So now, if you were mentioned here what you are supposed to do is take the picture and give an award to 5 other people. Ro, obviously you are excluded from this but for all you others, have fun!

7 comments:

Cabana's Puppy Raiser said...

Thanks for the award, Natalie! What a nice pick-me-up; it made my day! ;)

Ro said...

You know, its really hard to write a comment when you're speechless....wow...I am just so overjoyed that starting a blog 2 months ago has given me so many amazing people. We are all so lucky that guide dogs brought us all together some how. Man, sometimes I wish we could just all go on a cruise and meet each other!

Thanks Natalie!! You almost made me cry hehe! *hugs*

Natalie said...

Umm did you say cruise? Lol I'm game! Lets go tomorrow lol.

Jennifer said...

Hi Natalie.
I just found your blog from Ro's post yesterday, and enjoyed reading it and Darrells too. I'm from Ireland and have had my guide dog OJ for over two years. Its interesting to hear how your plans to become a puppy raiser are going. They are amazing people, and we wouldn't have guide dogs without them. It will be great if the future owner of your dog finds your blog and learns all about their dog when it was a pup.
Anyway I just wanted to say hello.
Jen

Natalie said...

Hi Jen, Its nice to meet you. I'm so happy that I have had the opportunity to start all of this. Besides meeting new and interesting people everyday I want to be able to help someone else like Darrell was helped. If everything goes right, I do hope my person will be able to read my blog about their puppy. I wish we could read all of Egypt's crazy stories, so I know that person will want to read mine. Well, thanks for following me and I look forward to reading yours. I just looked and its very long so good job with keeping up with it. lol I don't know where Darrell's will be in 2 years haha.

Megan, Fullerton and Paris said...

Hey, thanks for the award. It made me so happy especially after my downer of a post today. :D

Alphini's Puppy Raiser said...

Natalie, thank you so much. You're so sweet and we all love your sense of humor, it really comes through in your blog. I'm sorry your puppy is delayed...hang in there and it will all be worth it!!