Sunday, June 1, 2008


Sam's Tale:
Yesterday was the big day!!  Lolo and I graduated!  It was fun meeting the Fox family who raised Lolo.  They are really fun and I know Lolo was happy to see them and missed them.  My cousins Kathy and Emily came to see graduation.  And my Aunt Beth surprised me and came too!  It was special to me that they were there.  I will miss all my new friends from our class.  I hope we keep in touch.  We drove until 10pm last night.  I was a little cranky at the end but today we only have about 5 hours to go until we see Sarah, Daddy, Pawpaw, and Napa.  I can't wait for them to meet Lolo!

Amy's Tale:
Wow, what a day and great culmination of 2 hard but fantastic weeks!  It was so great to meet the Fox family who raised Lolo until she went into training 6 months ago.  They gave us some great insight about Lolo as a puppy.  They love Lolo so much and wecan tell she feels the same.  I can only imagine how hard it is to see her go!  We have only been with her 2 weeks and couldn't imagine not being with her!  I am excited that they also were able to meet Sam and see how much Lolo has already enriched his and all of our lives.  We are looking forward to keeping in touch with them.
CCI did an awesome job at graduation recapping our 2 weeks in Team Training and recognizing all the work that goes into this awesome organization.  It was sad to say goodbye to everyone but we have made lifelong friends in people and dogs.  Emily, Kathy, and Beth - Thank you so much for sharing in this very special day for Sam and Lolo (and me)!! Grandmother Kay - we could not have done any of this without your help these 2 weeks and I know Canine Companions has made a new friend in you!
Almost home and very ready to see my sweet girl Sarah (and Andy and Pawpaw too)!


Anonymous said...

I am a friend of the Fox family in Albuquerque and know your wonderful "girl." Though it's been sad for them (and the rest of us) to say goodbye to her, it's so very magnificent to hear her great gifts to you and to see how much you love her, too! Thank you for sharing your stories; keep them coming so we all can continue loving this wonderful dog from a distance!

Anonymous said...

Sam, congratulations on your graduation with Lolo! I am your dad's "cousin" Christy. I live in Ohio and my mom Joyce has been keeping us up to date on all of your wonderful successes.

Lolo is a beautiful pup. She is so lucky to have become a part of your family. We have 2 yellow labs who are the best of dogs, but I don't think either are as great as Lolo. Keep posting pictures and stories for us.
Love, Christy (McFadden) Shroyer

Sara Z. said...

Sam, I get cranky on long drives, too.

I can't wait to meet Lolo in person!