Happy 2013 to all our friends and supporters! We “E” Litter pups sure do appreciate all the love and interest so many folks have shown us over the last 17+ weeks. Yes, you read that right, we are now over 17 weeks old and we are getting so B-I-G!! Most of us have outgrown our baby capes and have graduated to our formal capes. We wear them so proudly and are always happy when people ask if they can give us a pat or a rub on the head.
We thought you might enjoy hearing from a few of us about what we’ve been experiencing over the last few weeks…so read on and catch up with some of the “E” Litter.
Emma – Woof, woof, and ya-hoo!! The holidays were a busy and exciting time for me. I had a marvelous time traveling with my puppy raisers to Killeen, TX for a visit with family and to celebrate Christmas. It was my first time riding in the truck for such a long trip and I even got to stay in a 5th wheel. I continue to work very hard at my puppy training classes and am learning new skills every week.
Ella – Oh Canada!! Hi folks, I’m the first “E” pup to travel internationally. I traveled to Canada with my puppy raisers. We visited all sorts of amazing places. I did really well and was able to practice all the skills I’ve been learning at puppy training.
Elmo – Hiya! Things are going really well for me! Earlier this month, I got a chance to attend the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship. Boy, oh boy, there were a lot of dogs there. I even got to meet Stella from Modern Family and Yakult from Suburgatory (or should I say, they got to meet me). It was a fantastic opportunity for me to socialize with other dogs and practice all the commands I’ve been working on. I was a true champion myself.
Euka II – Hi, I’m having the greatest time with my puppy raisers and other canine friends! We play in the snow, take road trips to the Canine Companions regional center for training, and enjoy getting to meet people while we are socializing out in the community. I am learning so much and really making progress toward mastering the first set of commands that are part of my training. The best part is I get to do this with my brother and sisters. Of course you know Emma, Everett, and Ella. These are my best pals, and together we make up the Ohio Four.
Emily – Greetings friends! I just want to say that I am one of the luckiest puppies as I have two “mamas” taking care of me. They co-raise me and I get to trade off weeks living with them. Fortunately, they both work at the Canine Companions Santa Rosa office so I get to see both of them every day. I also get to see my little brother Ethan all the time as well (he is being raised by a Canine Companions staff member as well). I call him “little,” but he is actually much larger than me. He’s my BDOC (Big Dog on Campus), and we love to romp and wrestle every chance we get.
Ethan – Hey, what’s up?? Got a biscuit? Want to play? I like you!! Yes, as my OLDER sister mentioned, I am the big guy on the Canine Companions campus and every knows me. My puppy raiser takes such great care of me and her sons ensure that I get lots of love and cuddles. I have been working really hard with my puppy training and am taking to the gentle leader like a real champ.
Eliza – Hello and happy new year! I am so happy to be sharing my fun news with you. I am doing all the things my brothers and sisters are doing and growing quite a bit myself. I was fortunate to get the opportunity to visit the Craig Hospital in Englewood, CO with my puppy raiser. This hospital works with people who have spinal cord or traumatic brain injuries. I was dressed up as Mrs. Claus and spent time visiting patients. They were able to pet and love on me. And you know what? I loved it too!
So there you have it – the “E” Litter update. All this fun we are having traveling and playing and meeting new people is all part of our training. Our dream is to become Canine Companions for Independence assistance dogs. Thanks for checking in on us, we are doing great!
Warm regards and puppy-dog kisses,
Emma, Everett, Ella, Elmo, Euka II, Emily, Ethan and Eliza