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Sampson retires, new job

Richard AtchesonRichard Atcheson Northern USAPosts: 3,570Member
edited 20 March, 2010 in Service & Therapy Dogs
Our friend's dog guide recently developed cataracts and can't see well enough to work. He lost his vision, his job, and his home in the pet free apartment. We knew he would eventually retire and had a place waiting for him. Unlike Aster before him, I am already taking him with me on the regular visits to a nursing home. I plan to become a part of Just as the dog guide school has taught us much about fostering puppies, I am sure we will benefit from others' experience with therapy dogs. I have more to do than reinvent the wheel. I really feel bad about never doing much the 5 years Aster lived with us after retiring as a dog guide.
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