1/24/2014 - Graduation Day
I am beside myself with excitement for the next trip to New Orleans. I just talked to Bill and we're going back to the men's prison on Wednesday, 1/29, which is an "exchange day". An exchange day means driving a new group of dogs up to the prison and taking the trained ones back. The reason this is exciting is because the group of trained dogs are the ones I met on my first trip, so I'm going to see them "graduate" and see them part with their trainers. Bill said the deaf dog, Patrick, is like a completely different animal. I remember he was one of the more wild dogs, very excitable and hard to control, but I guess he and his trainer did a great job together. I can't wait to see all the guys again and see how much progress the men and the dogs have made. It will be interesting to watch the process, but I'm sure it will be very emotional as well. I have a feeling I'll need some tissues with me. More to come!