Recently, I received a beautiful Flicka-focused scrapbook that had been created by Flicka’s puppy raiser, Alison.
This scrapbook is a wonderful surprise, and it gives me a glimpse into Flicka’s life before she was placed into advanced training at National Service Dogs.
Over the next few months, I’m going to try to share with this blog some of the highlights from Flicka’s scrapbook, including some of the special photos contained therein.
I’ve shared Flicka’s scrapbook with some of my work colleagues as well as friends and family. The scrapbook has been a huge hit. Thanks, Alison!
The first part of the scrapbook I’d like to share with you is the second last page. While Flicka’s puppy raiser did not know where Flicka would ultimately be placed after she’d completed her advanced training, she still left a heartfelt message for Flicka’s handler, me!
Flicka’s puppy raiser’s message was:
“We have had lots of fun preparing National Service Dogs’ Flicka over the past 18 months to meet you. Our journey ends where yours begins – and we wouldn’t have it any other way! Take good care of each other, always stick together and don’t ever be afraid to show the world how exceptional you both are. With much love, The [redacted] Family“
It would have been nice to have received a box of tissues along with Flicka’s scrapbook.
This post was created on November 30, 2013.