Saturday, January 2, 2010

Sammy and My Mission

So there is a lot that has happened the past couple days. I took Taxi back to GDTx Wednesday morning and about an hour later, my mom, sister and I went up and visited my grandparents for the holiday. We came home on Thursday mom left to go back up to my other grandparents. Erin and I had a pretty boring New Years, but I'm ok with that. It was kind of funny because once the Fireworks that Fiesta Texas blows off started I thought it was thunder lol. Anyways, Darrell came home on Friday and we had a last minute wedding to go to this morning. The wedding was between my Uncle and his ex-wife. They had been wanting to reunite for a while and decided to just go for it while most of the family was together for the holiday. It was really spur of the moment but everyone had a good time ;)

At the wedding I met my Aunt's Mom who was asking Darrell and I about service dogs and such. Apparently one of her grandsons became a quadriplegic a few years ago and they were asking about info on service dogs for him. However they don't know exactly how to go about it. I know though that some of you can help out. I already gave her the information for Texas Hearing and Service Dogs in Austin but other than that I'm not sure who else they could look into. So here is our mission - help me out so I can help them with info.

Ok, now on to Sammy. After the wedding we headed home and once we were changed and cleaned up a bit we headed over to GDTx to pick up Sammy. He's a 16ish (maybe lol) month old golden retriever. He is  very sweet and pretty mellow. We had the dogs meet at GDTx and Egypt doesn't seem to mind him much. Not too much to say about him so far but we'll have him till Tuesday evening so hopefully there will be something interesting to report. So yeah. Thats about it so far. Here is a pic of him, he doesn't really look into the camera but he's very pretty so yeah. Maybe he knows that a flash is going to go off in his face, Egypt knows that so she doesn't like looking at the camera sometimes either lol.

This is Sammy, he is a light colored Golden Retriever with brown eyes. In this picture he is looking off to his right a little, his mouth is slightly open and you can see a little bit of his tongue or lip haha. not sure which.

This is a cute picture of Egypt I took up at the River House - Thats where the wedding was.
This is a really cute picture of Egypt, she is walking towards me and one leg is bent under her while doing so. Her head is tilted a little to her left and her mouth is open. Her tongue is hanging out a little bit and she just has the cutest expression on her face.


Ally, Teddy and Kira said...

I would definitely have them look into Canine Companions for Independence, Canine Support Teams, NEADS, KSDS and any other ADI accredited programs you come across. The more information the find and read, the more they'll know and the more informed decision they'll be able to make. The application process varies between the organizations, but should be listed on all their websites! Sammy's a cutie!

Lisa, Ellie and Hosta said...

Love the photos. KSDS's website is They definitely should check out ADI's website...

I don't know the websites for the other orgs, but they can find that info on ADI's website.

Ro said...

I know GDB does a K-9 buddy program, but I'm not sure if that's really a service thing or not. I'm sure they would have resources too, so probably if you contact all the schools, you'll get heeps of info.

Spur of the moment wedding haha! How cute! Sounds like you had a good time. The little golden sounds so cute!

Natalie said...

Thanks Ladies!!! Ya'll know everything :)

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