Learning from square one how to do things from scratch. Canning, recipes, medicinal herbs, gardening, farmette animals, and lots of family mixed in!
he's very handsome!
Haha he sure has big ears!Great shot and very handsome indeedLeontien
My...what BIG ears you have! He sure is a handsome fella! :)
A handsome boy. He'll grow into those ears one of these days. No worries. :)
Is this your dog? I love him! I see German Sheperds in my future.
Thanks for commenting everyone!I think he's always going to have big ears :-)Michaele....Butsch is a Future Leader Dog For The Blind. I am raising him for a year give or take. He will be returning to Leader Dogs For The Blind in Rochester MI on Dec. 2nd. to start "college" -- 5 more months of intense training with professional trainers, and then hopefully paired up with a blind person.
What a handsome, handsome boy--They grow up too fast don't they?
Butch is beautiful! I LOVE German Shepards! Blessings from Ringle
What a gorgeous looking fella! I still marvel that you are able to let these pups go when the time is right. Blessings on you!
I thought you were bringing him back in November? He looks all grown up, but having a German Shepherd I see how much more they fill out that 2nd year. He's going to be a handsome adult GS.
Roxey -- the weekend after Thanksgiving. Well, technically the weekend after Thanksgiving weekend. :-)
Hi, just found your blog. Wanted to comment on this post.My husband of 23 years is blind, has been since the age of 14. He had a leader dog when I met him, who was 12 years old. "Danny" was a german shepherd. He brought my husband to school and back every week day. Community college first, and then onto college where my husband was able to earn his BS in comp sci. Danny was an awesome dog, who amazed me daily. On more than one occasion he saved my husbands life. Danny suffered with bad hips, and when the day came for us to release Danny is of his pain... That was the only time I have ever seen my husband cry. Thank you for taking the time to raise Butsch. One day he will make a great difference in someone's life.
Marian....thanks so much for your story. One of the reasons I can raise them and let them go is because of the stories I hear about the dogs saving the persons life. They ARE awesome dogs! Danny sounds like he was an awesome dog! I hope your husband still has a dog.....
Dr Momi, He is unemployed right now, and is home all day driving me nuts. :) But he has not used a leader dog since Danny. When asked if he will get another dog, he likes to tell people no, he has me. That usually gets him slapped. :) But we do have 5 dogs. 3 pugs, 1 english bulldog, and 1 bichon. I keep telling him I wouldn't mind one more, but he doesn't feel it is right since he wouldn't really be using a leader dog. But should the day come when he will require one again, he'll go with Leader Dogs again. :)
Marion....when I see a blind person being led by their spouse, I always break the ice by saying "nice dog you have there!" -- we all have a good laugh and then I try to convince them they should get a Leader Dog. The main reason being the "down time" the "leader spouse" can get. All of a sudden they don't have to constantly be watching for curbs and steps if the blind spouse has a dog. ....and the blind spouse could like...take a walk without the other. (as in, get out of the house a little bit :-) I'd love for your husband to consider another dog.....I'm just sayin' :-) I know there is another German Shepherd there he could fall in love with! Heck, who knows, maybe even Butsch!
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