Saturday

A Booker Story

     Booker is the first Future Leader Dog For the Blind that I raised.  He is a yellow lab.  He's been a working dog (leading a blind person) for about 7 or 8 years already.  When we turn our puppies in after raising them for the year, Leader Dogs For the Blind asks us for a "story" about our puppy that they can share with the blind partner they get hooked up with.  Here is "Booker's Story".


Booker 3 months old.


     When Booker was about 5 months old, I met my sister Roxey, at a Red Lobster for lunch, of course Booker came with.  He was so good about going under the table and falling fast asleep.  The hostess seated us, and Booker was all settled in and quiet by the time the waitress came.  She never knew he was there.  The waitress took our order and Roxey and I were chatting away.  Our salads finally came and the waitress asked if we wanted fresh ground pepper on them.  "Yes, thank-you".

     What happened next left all of us with looks on our faces that you wish you could have taken a picture of.  With no warning, our table "exploded"!  It raised off the floor about 8 inches.  Booker who had been asleep must have gotten pepper in his nose and shot straight up!  He sneezed and sneezed and sneezed.  The poor waitress was beyond confused.  I bet she still tells this story as "the weirdest thing that ever happened to me waitressing".  We saved the salads....Roxey and I were "holding" things on the table.   After much laughing (and feeling sorry for Booker), we settled into a wonderful lunch.  Booker was just fine.  Roxey and I were fine.  Not sure about the waitress :-).




Booker 8 months old.
 .....jean

9 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

an absolutely gorgeous dog. what a great service he must provide...

Roxey Lucey said...

Wow. I forgot about that! But now you reminded me. Crazy Booker. It's the crazy ones that are the smartest...

Roxey Lucey said...

...and I just remembered how I always said he has 'knowing' eyes

laughwithusblog said...

Oh this made me laugh out loud! I can picture the whole thing. I'm sharing this with me facebook friends! :)

Michaele said...

Oh I can just imagine! What a beautiful dog!

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

Love his look! Cute Sneeze that scared some...LOL

labbie1 said...

He's so lovely! What a funny story! Great laugh!

Candy C. said...

Gosh, what a great story! Thanks for sharing it with us!! :)

Mary said...

Awesome story. Poor Booker. :(