Wednesday, August 6, 2014

The Bradenton Puppy Raiser Group has three dogs going In For Training (IFT) on August 9, 2014.


Millie, with raiser Mary, in front of a section of  World Trade Center which is honorably on display at Cedar Hammock Fire Station.
Beautiful, Millie, is a 16 month old Golden Retriever tattoo # 3CPD13, from the Patriot x Tesa litter,  who has been co-raised by sisters, Mary and Shirley.  Millie is soft, smart, sweet and ready to continue her education.

Sophia, with raiser Bette, in front of the same display.  
Sophia, tattoo # 1O13, from the Bentley x Dee litter, is a 15 month old Labrador Retriever who has been lovingly raised by Bette K.   Sophia is bright, pretty, and loves to prance.

Leah, with raiser Linda,  riding the trolly on Anna Maria Island
Leah, tattoo # 1T13, from the Gilligan x Barton litter is another beautiful 14 month old Labrador Retriever who was raised by Linda and Jeff P.   Leah has a bit of a "been there/done that" attitude, but I think she will love having a roommate and the challenge of campus life

For their last meeting before heading IFT, the three girls above joined the rest of their group mates  for a tour of the Cedar Hammock Fire Station in Bradenton, Florida. 

Area Coordinator Susan LeBourgeois, going over the announcements before the meeting.  Leah is the dog on the left, Millie is in the center with Mary, and Miss T is sitting nicely by her handler Steve.

Checking out the courtyard. 

Visitor Dixie and her pup, Ms Martha.
Steve and pup, Bobb, in front of the World Trade Center I-beam.   The 343 on the I-beam base signifies the number of fireman who lost their lives on 9/11.
All of the dogs did very well on their tour through the station, going up and down different stairways, entering rooms and navigating hallways.  Then we moved outside to hear the sirens and horns of the fire truck and to meet a suited-up fireman.

Millie is showing a nice flat footed stance and no fear of the suited and masked fireman.

Leah, also, had no problem and took it all in stride.
Miss T, wasn't absolutely sure, but even she went up for a chin scratch and hello.
Dogs from left to right:  Cooper, Ms. Martha, Bobb, Sophia, Leah, Belle, Millie, Luke, and Miss. T.
 Overall, it was a good meeting.  The dogs had a successful outing and the handlers enjoyed learning about the fire station.  A heartfelt thank you goes out to Cedar Hammock Fire Station for giving us their time and welcoming our dogs to their beautiful station.

Fireman with Belle.

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