Many thanks to Leader Dogs for the Blind puppy counselor, Sherrill, for hosting her annual Ice Cream Social this week! We puppy-raisers enjoyed camaraderie, pleasant weather, cool drinks, and plenty of vanilla ice cream (with fixin's for sundaes) and Good Humor bars.
Our Future Leader Dogs played hard, with nary a break, and all of them got into the action--black pups, brown pups, blond pups, and chocolate pups. No mean fighting, and plenty of entertainment for us as we watched the pack's pecking order develop!
A giant green water bowl was a popular attraction, although the bog that ensued behind the air conditioner caused trouble for more than one puppy. And for my three nieces (Elaina, Sofia, and Natalie), who bore the brunt of a muddy-puppy shake-off!
I'm sure that FLD Mike wasn't the only pooped-out puppy by the end of the evening, but it didn't work quite the same way with my nieces when I brought them home to their mother.
"Looks like they had a good time--how much ice cream did they eat?" my sister Anne asked me as the three bounded in, chattering away.
Hey, it's summertime! Yippee!
You too can attend puppy-outings as fun as this one...raise your own Future Leader Dog! Apply today to become a puppy-raiser for Leader Dogs for the Blind!