As most of you
know, Dad, Mom, and I have spent two weeks in Long Island at Team
Training for Canine Companions For Independence. I am now the proud
owner of a two-year-old yellow lab/golden retriever mix service
dog. His name is Ager. (Pronounced like the word "age" with an "r"
on the end. Ager is named after the Southeast regional director of
These past two weeks were truly amazing. Team Training was a lot of
hard work and a lot of fun. We met many new friends and formed new
Ager and I are already bonding. Ager is able to pick up items that
I dropped. Ager can retrieve my backpack, as well as tug my socks
off. He can open doors for me, and most of all, Ager provides
unconditional love and support for me.
Everyone at CCI was truly amazing -- the puppy raisers, the
instructors, the volunteers, the other teams in training. We feel
honored to say that we are CCI graduates.