Friday was graduation day! We got up, and during breakfast in the hotel talked to many people about Moray and CCI. I find it so funny that up there, we got SO many more comments about him being a "seeing eye dog" than I do down here. It was fun to get to educate about other types of assistance dogs and CCI too!
We soon headed over the the venue for graduation. We were there about an hour early and were talking with each other and other puppy raisers there too. There were several local news reporters who were there, and of of them asked to interview Moray and I.
They ended up only using a few seconds of the clip, but it was still fun! And Moray enjoyed a brief break in the "no licking" rule to ham it up!
This was Moray's first CCI event, and he had to work very, very hard to keep focused with 50+ other dogs there. It definitely helps that all the others are as well behaved as he is, but it still took a lot of self control, and he ended up doing really well. it took it out of him though, and he was out like a light the whole four hour drive back to my aunt and uncle's house afterwards!
|Lots of other awesome CCI dogs!|
|Good boy, Moray Man!|
|Hickory's puppy raiser handing over the leash|
|With Hickory's trainer and puppy raiser|
|All graduated! I know your raiser is SO proud of you, Hickory!|
|Hickory settling in at home|
|They played so well together and loved each other!|
|Hickory! And a squeaky ball, lol|
|Smart boy kept coming over because he knew I carried treats for Moray! ;)|