Sunday, August 31, 2008

Water is Kind of Back and Did I Mention About the Puppy?

Late last night, our water seemed to be back, but it still is weird. When you fill a glass of water, it looks cloudy and slowly slowly clears up. It might be TONS of tiny air bubbles, or it might be something more worrisome. I decided against googling it and having to sell the house. For now, we are still drinking bottled water.

So did I mention about the puppy? Dawn and Cees have this brilliant plan of volunteering to raise a puppy who will become a guide dog when he grows up. We would get the puppy around 8 weeks, and keep it till he is 14 to 16 months old, and hopefully can go off to guidedog school. If he passes the exam that is. If not, he can be a career change dog, which means for example a detection dog, search and rescue dog, or a therapy dog.

A few years ago, a homeschooling friend did this, and they had a great experience. Today, we went to visit one of our local puppy raising classes. It was very interesting. Dawn got to handle two of the dogs, and another one of the dogs was sitting on my lap. Don't ask.

We applied to be puppy raisers for one of those dogs, and hope it will all work out. It seems that it would be a positive experience for everyone, for the dog, and for our family. So much socializing goes in naturally in a large family.

There are many puppy raising blogs out there if you want to get some idea of what is involved. We all are very excited about the possibilities!


Mongoose said...

It's tiny bubbles. We get it pretty often in the spring and I drink it and I'm still alive.

NannyOgg said...

Phew, glad to hear that ^^

I wasn't too worried about it, but it freaks out some of my kids for sure.

Last night it actually was unbubbly, but today it's back to being bubbly again.

I don't care, I had a great day geocaching yesterday :)


rachel said...

puppies are awesome!
hope the water clears up soon

Meritt said...

Um... you don't have a child named Dawn.


Who's Dawn?

NannyOgg said...

Well, one of my kids decided to change her name...

Want to guess which one of them?