There are so many facts I could tell you about the month of August. In this area, it is the rainiest month of the year, it is the month when Columbus set sail on his first voyage of discovery, it is named after Julius Caesar’s grandnephew Augustus, the birds are planning to fly south for the winter, the squirrels are scurrying around gathering nuts and provisions for the winter… But, to me, it is the month I said goodbye to my puppy raiser and my whole extended family. I went from being a puppy to becoming a serious service dog in training. On august 6th, after dinner, Walter and Maria, took me to Jennifer’s house. They hugged and kissed me, and I ran off to play with Miri and Zephyr!
A note from Maria:
Dear Hero Dogs, Thank you for the unique opportunity to raise one of your puppies. It has been an extraordinary journey filled with joy, laughter, learning, patience, and devotion. Libby has taught me about what is important and what is not, about perseverance, about staying focused, about taking small steps, about companionship, about dignity, about selflessness, and about loyalty. Although she has now left me, she will forever remain in my heart. When I feel sad about not having her with me all the time, I remind myself that she is fulfilling her destiny and doing what she loves and was meant to do. Godspeed, Hero Dogs’ Lady Liberty!