Who is this adorable baby black Lab? Why, it’s Hedy!
Puppy raiser, Heather Findley, and her patient, loving family, took in this sweet, little puppy nearly seven years ago, carefully socializing her to have good house manners and to be unafraid and ready for training to be a guide dog for a blind person.
This Valentine’s Day, 2014, Hedy is seven years old. We have been a team for four years, and she has become my partner in ways I didn’t know were possible.
To celebrate, I’m sharing these early Findley photos of Hedy.
And here she is all grown up.
PS: Thanks to the Findleys, and all puppy raisers who make it possible for us to have these wonderful partner dogs in our lives.