I really did not want to take a break from raising, and thanks to our amazing Puppy Program Manager, who totally got our situation and did not want us to have to wait either, was able to set us up with a puppy exactly when it worked best for us. That's right, puppy #2 (!!!) is scheduled to arrive on June 7th!
There will be a two month overlap between him and Dante, which I think will be excellent for both of them. Dante can teach the new puppy the ropes, and just maybe the puppy will make Dante grow up a little. ;-)
This puppy's name is Moray. He is a 3/4 Black Lab, 1/4 Golden cross. Moray already holds a very special place in my heart. You see, when I started with Guiding Eyes for the Blind, my first puppy was supposed to be a male black lab from the M litter. It may just seem like a coincidence, but it feels very special. Moray is absolutely adorable! You don't believe he is the cutest thing ever? Ha! See for yourself.
|Moray: 4 weeks old. Photo courtesy of Jadynn's Breeder Caretaker|
Unlike when I received Dante, this time around I am much more connected with other people involved with CCI. I am so thankful that I was able to get in touch with Jadynn's (Moray's mom) Breeder Caretaker. Breeder Caretakers are so amazing! They care for CCI's precious breeders, whelp puppies, and care for and love on them for their first 8 weeks. They are truly priceless!
I have shared my story about how I started puppy raising before. I waited a looooong time for Dante. Or at least two years from when I decided to raise seems like a long time to impatient me. It feels absolutely crazy fast that I am going to have CCI Puppy Number Two in just three short weeks. I am kinda really, really excited!