[nagdu] Fidelco

Criminal Justice Major Extraordinaire orleans24 at comcast.net
Sun Aug 21 19:40:49 UTC 2011

Hi, Pasle,
Although Odie is retired from guide dog work, Jay Gray, executive director 
told me it was best that my husband Dale and I keep him as a family member.
It would have been too hard and rough on Odie if he had to go back to the 
school, only to end up back in the kennel and wait for his puppy raisers or 
someone else to adopt him.
That would really devistate Odie deeply and he would feel sad, depressed, 
abandoned and unwanted.
He's always been an important member of the family who has lots of love to 
give and definitely makes my husband Dale and I laugh especially when he 
decides to do funny things.
Back when he was my guide dog, Odie was still considered my kid and member 
of the family again.
Yes, he'd try to bate people into petting him and it also happens when he's 
wearing his medical alert service dog vest.

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