If you’re wondering…
Lawrence’s Grad page has been moved to a subpoint at the bottom of this page…it’s still viewable with the same password. 🙂
Lawrence was my 2nd puppy. He has a funny story.
At the Christmas gift exchange, I talked to my leader, and she mentioned that they needed starter raisers for this huge delivery of pups that was coming in January. Immediatley the cogs in my brain started turning….how could I get one of these puppies………
Well, after a lot of persuading, my dad agreed, and so I got to be one of the people getting a puppy at the January ’07 puppy truck, just 2 months after Arturo had been recalled and career changed. We guessed a ton of “L” names. My favorite was “Liberty” but my mom guessed “Lawrence”.
Well Lawrence it was, and he dropped into my arms that rainy Seattle day. He was one of 2 pups that came on that truck for our club, his truck-mate being “Flynn” who I practically co-raised.
Lawrence was one of those rediculously good puppies who did practically nothing wrong. We kept waiting for him to “wake up” but he never did. His only 2 problems were chewing and a little of barking. But for the entire time I had him, those were his only faults. I wrote the shortest monthly report that January…
Apparently, my dad got really attached to him, as did the rest of my family, and he decided that I could finish raising Lawrie Boy. However, our CFR had already promised him to someone, so sadly I didn’t get to finish raising Lawrence.
On 10/12 Lawrence was put in the October graduating class. Sadly, his partner’s first dog didn’t work out. Lawrence’s graduation was on 10/18. His partner is a great guy, and they’ll work well together!!
I have a page of pictures and the whole graduation story, to see them post a comment with your e-mail address, and I’ll send you the password.
I miss him very much. I never saw him from when I dropped him off at my leader’s house to when his partner e-mailed me one of him in harness, except for some pictures his 2nd raiser sent me, so it was great to see him at the graduation. He looked very handsome and oh-so-grown-up!
Some people don’t get attached to their starter pups. Others think that because we have them such a short time, starters “don’t count” when we talk about how many pups we’ve raised. But with Lawrence, another chunk (this one smaller than Arturo’s) was torn out of my heart. I loved him like Arturo–only to a lesser degree.
I miss you, Lawrence. But I’m confident you’ll do well with your new partner! I’m cheering for you as the perfect team!!!