"Forest" Gus is history. It's Future Leader Dog Gus for real, now, as long as he passes his physicals next week.
We left him to his destiny last Thursday. It's been a pleasure getting to know this funny, intelligent, curious, helpful, determined, brute of a puppy. Gusto Gus!
Here, in pictures, our last day with FLD Gus.
|FLD Gus picks up his old shoe-habit as we pack for our trip to take him back to Leader Dogs. He knows.|
|Glorious sun rays, filtering through morning mist and trees across our road, fill me with hope as we depart.|
|A quick stop at my sister's for a last Lab-wrestle with cc'd Rosie. Gypsy hollers with a premonition, "Oh no, you're not going to bring ANOTHER one home again are you?"|
|Cc'd Rosie (on the right) counsels FLD Gus. "Dude, it'll be alright! They have great food there!"|
|Andy, Natalie, and Sofia pose with FLD Gus in front of the Leader Dogs for the Blind's sign.|
|Seriously. FLD Gus is sad that there are never enough volunteers.|
|FLD Gus is more interested in the Leader Dogs kennel statue than taking ANOTHER photograph!|
|Natalie, looking sad. She's going to miss her buddy, FLD Gus.|
|FLD Gus gets his pick of new Nylabones while Natalie and LD staffer, Allison, look on.|
|FLD Gus looks back at me as if to question, "Alright, what's REALLY going on here?"|
|Nat sneaks a pet with FLD Syndey, a pal of Gus's, who is in for training too. (FLD Gus is right next door!)|
|Sofia says "good-bye" to FLD Gus.|
|FLD Gus--it is your "scary-smartness" that I will always remember!|