So Andy pup is back in Bend, he's actually been here for a few months. After flying through formal training at Guide Dogs for the Blind. He truly was a rock star cruising through all 10 phases of training in just 4 months, not that I am bragging, but really. In fact when he reached phase 10 I figured I should get everything prepared for his graduation...and that was my fatal mistake. I returned home from a business trip to find out he'd been experiencing some symptoms of allergies and the vet staff decided to give him a medical career change. I guess that's sort of like an honorable discharge. After talking to his trainers (who loved him) and the vet staff (who were upset to have to career change him) I brought him home, sort of. I drove him back from Portland and delivered him to his new family. He now lives with two (out of four) of our amazing veterinarians. We see him every week, get preferential puppy sitting rights, and occasionally run into him on the trails about town.