Yesterday afternoon, we gained a new member of our family. Meet Cody. He is a 7 week old lab/retriever cross-breed, and he is being raised to be a Seeing Eye guide dog.
Isaac will be raising and training Cody for about a year until he goes back to The Seeing Eye in Morristown, NJ for more formal training. And we’ve already begun the process of praying that he passes and praying for his eventual companion person.
Obviously, we don’t know how it will turn out (as I shared in yesterday’s post – RePurposed). Based on our last two experiences in the puppy raising program, we understand that it could be a challenge. But we’ve come to realize that it’s worth it. It’s worth starting all over again on the road to raising Cody and helping a blind person in need of his canine eyes. It’s worth the interrupted schedules, the hours of training, and the sadness of separation at the end of the puppy raising period. It’s worth it, because it has the ability to change someone’s life.
When have you faced a challenge that was worth repeating? When have you faced a challenge that had the power to change someone’s life?