Sunday, September 2, 2012

Baity's Graduation

Well it's been over a month now since I announced Baity made it as a guide dog and I think it's about time I finally tell about our weekend down in FL meeting Baity and his new partner!

Once we got to the school on Saturday morning all the puppy raisers were read a letter from their dog's new owner about their life and how the dog was going to change their life. We then went outside and waited as one-by-one each dog and their partner come out and walked around for us all to see. It was exciting watching our puppies, all grown up, now leading and directing someone.

Baity and his new partner Jason!

 Baity couldn't stop wagging and licking us he was so excited to see us!

 Baity was content and happy with both his raiser and new partner by his side

Behind us you could see all the other raisers talking with their dog's new partners. It was a very exciting and emotional time. 

Baity with his tie-dyed scarf that Jason made for him

Family photo!

Baity immediately went to sleep and was out the rest of the time. He's still the same old Baity!

Baity and Jason off to start their new lives together!

This is a picture of the three puppies named after the police officers who were killed in action. Baity (with his tongue out), Crawford (yellow), and Yaz (black). Both Baity and Crawford made it as guide dogs!

The police officer that Baity was named after was killed in St. Petersburg, FL during a rescue attempt of a follow officer. Ironically, Baity will now be living in St. Petersburg with Jason. While one life was taken in St. Petersburg, another life has been given in memory of the great police officer. His legacy will continue as Baity will now guide and protect someone in the city that the officer gave his life trying to protect and serve. I couldn't have been more proud to raise a puppy in honor of such a great man.

So while this chapter of Baity's life comes to a close, his adventures are just getting started with Jason....And let's not forget that Charlotte still has many more adventures coming her way!

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