Way back in August, I wrote a diary called "Saying goodbye to big puppy-dog eyes". It was about the experience of going with my mom to turn in the pup she had raised for Canine Companions for Independence, so that he could go on to advanced training.
(In the picture above, he's the one in the back row wearing the pink collar.)
I just wanted to let Larkin's admirers know that this is a big week for him. He and 11 other dogs are going to spend the week working with 8 different human handlers. The goal, as I understand it, is to find the dog that each person best "clicks" with. So, strictly looking at the "odds", Larkin has a 2/3 chance of getting placed (hired?) But since it's about making a good match, I don't think there is any known formula that can tell us what his chances are.
So, anyway, wish him luck, okay? Maybe a quick prayer to St. Francis, if that's your thing. Or "hold him in the light". We're all really hoping he makes it!
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