Monday, February 8, 2010

Getting Involved

Now that I'm a puppy raiser I can get involved in various volunteer opportunities. Saturday morning I went to one of the malls in Tulsa to sit at a table for Therapetics during the Stride 'n Ride Walk for Muscular Dystrophy. We were there to represent Therapetics and talk to people about the dogs, what they are learning, will do, etc. etc. Despite being up early and without coffee for the first hour I was there I am so glad I went. It's amazing how people respond to dogs, in particular the children. I couldn't get enough pictures of the puppie interacting with them!

Look at Leo! That is Patty, she offered to handle Leo while I went to get my caffiene fix. I saw her with this young boy and Leo was great! A little lively, but, he was really well behaved overall.

However, I think Leo was okay with the attention.

Windy (the Golden Retriever) and Felicity had to come over to say hi. I think this boy was in puppy love heaven. His face was priceless. When I look at these pictures and I am reminded
why I do this.

All the action wore Windy out. She had to take a much deserved break.

Leo did too. While everyone walked around the mall he sacked out. It looks like he's saying to me, 'Come on please leave me alone... I need sleep.'

Murphy, one the older dogs, was up for more love and attention though. Isn't this picture classic? Man, talk about AWWWW!!

Oh my gosh then there was this baby. Leo was still dozing when he got on the ground and wiggled up to an unsuspecting Leo.
I am glad I am getting involved in an organization cause that gives me such a satisfying feeling and memories that will only cause me to be a better person. Volunteering is about helping other out and that is the primary reason I'm a puppy raiser. Oddly enough, I think though I may get just as much out of this experience as the person who will be lucky enough to get Leo's help and love. Funny how that works huh?


Sarah said...

AWWWWWWWWWWWWwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww... *melt* That's so awesome!

sarah said...

that's so so so fantastic!!! doing good? with dogs?? does it get any better??!!!

no, no it doesn't.

Habebi said...

Sarah- I know right?! OMG there were so many moments that made my heart melt. It was so awesome! And worth being in a zombie-like state.

sarah- It doesn't really! Eventhough I will have to let Leo go to his partner one day(and there will be tears- oh there will be tears) knowing what good he's going to do and then all the fun and wonderful moments I have and will experience makes every tear worth it. I'm so lucky to be able to do this!