Boy, does time fly…
Seven years ago, I was partnered with an 18 month old spunky, little female black lab.
From the first moment I met Cessna, I knew she wasn’t like every other guide dog.
Over the years, we’ve learned to work together and respect one another for our differences.
I no longer try to change Cessna and mold her into the “perfect” working dog.
Cessna no longer worries about upsetting me.
I respect her decisions and together we navigate the ups and downs of life.
It’s hard to believe that seven years have already gone by.
Cessna is still a little firecracker and loves to chase squirrels.
I am still struggling to find my place in the world.
Cessna no longer wakes me up at 5am.
I no longer believe in compulsion based training.
Cessna is a little more silver around the muzzle and chest areas.
I am a little more willing to just sit back and relax.
Time has changed us both, but neither one of us has had to become someone different.
Happy 7th Anniversary My Little Cessnaroo!
Let’s see if we can make it another seven years together.