Sunday in Pictures

Another picture and a little about him here.

Yesterday Billy was scheduled to go to the library for kids to read to him.
When I told Rick my plans for the day he said, "Oh no, I was going to go hunting!"
I said, "Hhmmm, it just so happens I have another dog."
Retired Leader Dog Sonnet has been moved in with us for 2 weeks now.
I took her.....

....and she did extremely's her new job.  :-)
A little more of Sonnet's story here.

Tato wanted a "football hat".
So his Mom got right to work.



TexWisGirl said...

oh, i'm glad to hear sonnet has settled in! yay!

Mama Pea said...

Love the pictures of Sonnet at the library.

That football hat is adorable . . . and I assume Tato looks great, too. (He is in there, isn't he?)

Roxey Lucey said...

Is that really your chickens name? Cookie Monster? Because she is a cookie monster!

dr momi said...

Tex....Sonnet acts like she's lived here all her life already!

Mama Pea.... I had another picture of a kid laying full out on top of Sonnet. Couldn't use it, had too much of the childs face in the pic. She took it all in stride.

Do you think I could get Tato to show his face! Little stinker.

Roxey....ya..that chicken that wanted your cookies was a hen LOL! Cookie Monster would have been too "chicken" to come up to you :-)
Logan named him Cookie Monster.

Jane @ Hard Work Homestead said...

I think that it is SO wonderful that you took Sonnet in retirement, but do all service dogs go somewhere else in retirement? I feel so bad she spent 8 years with her charge every minute of the day and now she is uprooted. I just think it might be hard on the dog. Can a service dog retire and stay with the family if they choose? She looks very happy with you :) You really are a special person.

Candy C. said...

Yay for Sonnet! She looks like she is enjoying her new job!
Tato's football hat is really cool!

dr momi said...

Jane....Most retired dogs end up staying with their blind person as a "pet" if at all possible. Some of the dogs come to know a friend of the blind person so well, and if that person adopts them it isn't hard for the dog at all. (this would be Sonnets case), & sometimes a family member adopts them. Sometimes if the blind person dies, or just plain could not take care of the 2 dogs, the raiser of the puppy is asked first if they would like to adopt the dog, or there is a waiting list a mile long at Leader Dog to adopt these dogs. Which ever way it ends up, the care of the dogs is utmost. Leader Dogs takes responsibility for making sure all is well with them.

Candy C took sonnet a little while to realize she could "talk" to the kids. As a Leader Dog she was trained to ignore them. I think she liked it a lot :-)

theconstantwalker said...

Your lovely blog is wonderful to visit...
I have really enjoyed catching up.
I hope you have a wonderful Christmas..xx

Chatty Crone said...

I love that football hat! sandie