Category: Family

J.P. wakes up with smile

J.P.'s card and gift

J.P. was awake and smiling Tuesday afternoon after surgery to repair his shunt earlier in the day. He had reason to smile after his fellow students at Canine Companions for Independence got together and purchased him a big stuffed dog and card to let… Continue Reading “J.P. wakes up with smile”

Getting back on track

J.P. in recovery

J.P. went to surgery Tuesday morning to repair his shunt, and everyone is hoping that will settle his stomach and allow him to get back to dog training in time for graduation Saturday. Dr. Eric┬áTrumble performed the surgery and said it was the┬ásame issue… Continue Reading “Getting back on track”

I’m a lucky dog

Karina with J.P. and Paige

Hello. My name is Karina, and I’ve been matched with J.P. as his soon-to-be skilled companion dog. I’m 2 years old, and I’m part golden retriever and part Labrador retriever. I’m the smallest of all the dogs in my class, and one of the… Continue Reading “I’m a lucky dog”

Preparing for surgery

Batman and Catwoman visit J.P.

It’s always nice to have two superheroes pulling for you on the day before surgery. J.P. got to meet Batman and Catwoman on Monday afternoon at Florida Hospital for Children. It is looking more like J.P. won’ be returning to his Canine Companions training… Continue Reading “Preparing for surgery”

Dealing with unforseen problems, part 2

J.P. hospitalized

The old saying, “One step forward, two steps back,” is so true in the lives of J.P., Paige and I. We have become so excited about the prospect of bringing home our skilled companion dog over the past week, but what happened Saturday night… Continue Reading “Dealing with unforseen problems, part 2”

Aiming for success

Mom and pup

It’s Saturday, but it was a business as usual — at least for the first half of the day. We got started with a lesson in loading and unloading J.P. and the dog from our vehicle, then it was off to Lowe’s with all… Continue Reading “Aiming for success”

Doggone nice people

The dog candidates

J.P. had a good night and seemed to feel better today. Our dog also seemed to have more spring in its step this morning and did well as we learned more commands — and we even visited the dogs’ play area at the facility.… Continue Reading “Doggone nice people”

Dealing with unforseen problems

CCI Puzzle

I’m posting this blog entry with a furry friend nearby. We were able to bring our canine companion back to our room which completed the final piece of the training puzzle. It’s been really exciting learning more about the dog that will in all… Continue Reading “Dealing with unforseen problems”

A preliminary match

Paws and hands

J.P. was preliminarily matched with a canine companion first thing Wednesday morning. If all goes well, the dog will return to our dormitory room on Thursday night and eventually graduate with us on May 17. There was a short ceremony Wednesday morning when the… Continue Reading “A preliminary match”

J.P. begins his work at dog training

The dog candidates

  We took the dogs outside for a walk Tuesday, and it seemed pretty clear which one will be our preliminary match. The day began with a lecture on canine motivators. Some of the ongoing things to remember are the importance of immediate correction… Continue Reading “J.P. begins his work at dog training”

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