Carolyn Wing Greenlee

Celebrating My Special Valentine

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.

Findleys picking Hedy up from the puppy truck
Hedy the party puppy

And here she is all grown up.

Hedy 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.

8 Comments

  1. Marie Reynolds

    February 15, 2014 - 10:49 AM
    Reply

    Happy Valentine’s Day, and happy birthday to Hedy. Thank you for sharing your joys.
    Bless you,
    Marie

    • Carolyn Wing Greenlee

      February 15, 2014 - 10:50 AM
      Reply

      And thank YOU, Marie, for helping us celebrate!
      Carolyn & Hedy

  2. Alice Trego

    February 14, 2014 - 3:05 PM
    Reply

    Happy Birthday, Hedy! Happy Valentine’s Day, too! Definitely a double love here as both of you live your lives together, as one. My hope is that you and Hedy have a special year, Carolyn.

    • Carolyn Wing Greenlee

      February 14, 2014 - 5:34 PM
      Reply

      Thanks for your good hopes for us, Alice. It’s amazing how much of a unit we have become. It’s hard work keeping up on everything, but the results are rewarding. There’s nothing like this kind of interdependance, made even more special because we are different species. Love, C &H

  3. Nancy Cardoza

    February 14, 2014 - 1:34 PM
    Reply

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY HEDY!

    and…a Happy Valentine’s Day to you Carolyn!
    So glad you have your special Hedy-girl in your life, sharing everything with you, especially the LOVE!
    God Bless your day, all of you! The Lord be glorified!

    Love, Nancy

    • Carolyn Wing Greenlee

      February 14, 2014 - 1:51 PM
      Reply

      Yes, haviing Hedy in my life has changed the face of blindness for me. I no longer feel disabled. I feel privileged. Only through blindness do I qualify for such a gift. How amazing is that!

      Valentine’s blessings back to you, dear Nancy!

      Love,
      Carolyn & Hedy

  4. Kathie Fong Yoneda

    February 14, 2014 - 10:14 AM
    Reply

    Happy Birthday to Hedy! And Happy Valentine’s Day to you both! In addition, GUNG HAY FAT CHOY — Happy Year of the Horse!!!

    xoxo
    kathie

    • Carolyn Wing Greenlee

      February 14, 2014 - 10:33 AM
      Reply

      Wow, Kathie! Don’t I feel blessed! Thanks for all the good wishes. It’s going to be a very special year. May it be so to you and those you love. The Lord is about to do wonders among us! –Hugs, Carolyn & Hedy

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