LETTER FROM AUBREY, PAALS Service Dog in Training 13 July 08Posted by turtlemom3 in Uncategorized.
Dear Friends of PAALS,
Well I think I know what it’s like to be a rock star, as you humans say! I went to visit a boy who might be my forever friend and service human partner. His nickname is Smith and his family hosted a swimathon to help raise money for PAALS. I took a long car ride with some of my other PAALS to Charleston this month so I could show my support.
There were fun kids everywhere at the Hobcaw Yacht Club pool and they all knew my name! I love the water so my trainers helped me by having me practice staying on a mat that we call “place” near the pool. I did GREAT if I do say so myself. Seems like all my hard work is paying off. Except I don’t know why they wouldn’t let me eat all the great food that people dropped around the buffet table. It was all going to waste! Bread is my favorite, but I wanted to show everyone how good I could be so I laid under the dinner table while my new friend Smith sat to eat.
I got to stay overnight at my old fosters’ house, Mike and Peggy, and to see my puppy foster, Leanne. I played with my old friend, Gus, and even went for a run in my old neighborhood. Then, I met another dog I might live with at Smith’s house, Harry. He’s small and cute! I jumped on the trampoline with Smith’s mom – wow, that was wild! Then I got to practice my training in Smith’s playroom. I “hugged” him and let him lay on my belly. I think we are going to be great friends, but first I need to get ready for, DogGone Days of Summer Camp from July 21st-August 8th.
Guess what? I was on TV. See I told you I am a rock star as ABC in Charleston interviewed us for a feature story. I hope this will help raise the rest of my training costs as we still have about $15,000 left. But, I figure if a group of kids I had never met before could raise $8,000 maybe someone reading this will come up with another great way to help! Can’t wait to get back to Charleston and get to work!
Yours in Service,