- Name: Hero Dogs LT Robert Kirby USN
- Breed/Color/Sex: Labrador retriever, black, M
- DOB: July 15, 2017
- Current Status: Puppy Program
- Puppy Raiser: Jay A. & Micki R.
- Puppy Sponsor: Anonymous
- Puppy Scholarship: Anonymous
- Veteran/Hero Dog Team Sponsor: Anonymous
Hero Dogs Kirby checking in here! I've had a busy summer. Last puppy swap, I hit the jackpot and got to hang out with Hero Dogs Andy's raisers, going for long walks in the woods and playing with the other Hero Dogs in the big field. I've got a crew of puppy friends in my building too that are all the same age. I love running around with them, but get a bit confused when they hop on the furniture. No shortcuts for me! I run around and meet them on the other side.
Speaking of greetings, I got to spend some time with Hero Dogs Dominic. I won him over with shear persistence! I got to go to a library, and skate park, and a nice long skate and swim with M, and a couple of outdoor movies. I'm pretty much okay with whatever. I helped out at the University of Maryland's Canine Perception lab (spoiler alert: I'm not the most perceptive), the grocery store, and practiced on the Hero Dog's wheelchair lift. Can't wait to see what's next!
It's my Birthday! And they don't care if it's my birthday? Err, sorry this is so late. I've been bugging my humans to post this forever! I'm one year old! They celebrated by giving me my own Kirby cake and passed around treats at our quarterly meeting where I got a special shout out.