cindyray at gmail.com
Thu Oct 29 14:09:57 UTC 2015
From: nagdu [mailto:nagdu-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Roanna Bacchus
Sent: Thursday, I did not give my dog back to anybody. I have had full
ownership of him since we left The Seeing Eye.
Thanks for your good wishes.
October 29, 2015 9:07 AM
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Cc: rbacchus228 at gmail.com
Subject: Re: [nagdu] Retirement
I'm sorry that you had to give back your dog I hope the transition goes
smoothly for you.
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> On Oct 28, 2015, at 7:20 PM, Chantel Cuddemi via nagdu <nagdu at nfbnet.org>
> I am sorry you had to retire Fisher, but I believe you did the right
> Returning or retiring a dog, no matter what the circumstances, is
> never easy. I still miss Motley, but I know now that giving him back
> to Pilot Dogs was the best thing for me to do.
> I hope the transition goes smoothly for you both.
>> On 10/28/15, Abby Bolling via nagdu <nagdu at nfbnet.org> wrote:
>> I wish you the best of luck. Sometimes it's just a phase that the
>> dogs will just feel like "You want me to work? but I don't feel like
>> it!" I highly doubt you are handling your dog improperly, but
>> sometimes they have their own agenda. But you as the handler, know
>> when it is a phase and when they are done working, you make the call
>> and no one has the right to tell you that you are wrong about how you
>> You know your dog best.
>> Out of curiosity, how old is Fisher?
>> Best of luck
>> Abby and Cuddle Bug, Cricket
>>> On 10/28/2015 12:24 PM, Marianne Denning via nagdu wrote:
>>> My 3rd dog made it very clear that she didn't want to work any more.
>>> She loved her retirement and had many years of good health. You
>>> know when the time is right.
>>>> On 10/28/15, Cindy Ray via nagdu <nagdu at nfbnet.org> wrote:
>>>> Yesterday I retired Fisher. He was distracted by a dog at the Iowa
>>>> the Blind Monday; I had him under control, but his growl/bark are
>>>> He seems more and more to question what I am asking him to do, and
>>>> does silly things like start walking up the dirt when the steps are
>>>> just off to the right. Someone has been implying lately that I'm
>>>> not a good dog handler and judging what he does. I am just tired of
>>>> it all and know he isn't getting enough work. I don't know if
>>>> that's what's up or if he is actually ready to retire, but Spencer
>>>> I ran a year longer than I should have and he quit in the airport
>>>> in Minneapolis. Fisher is happy and healthy; I am not ready to
>>>> continue this journey with him. I'm sure not asking for
>>>> suggestions, just saying that I've retired him. I had called TSE in
>>>> August and they called back but I wasn't home; I called again and
>>>> they never returned my call, but there really isn't any more to say
>>>> about it. It's been great other than the ongoing dog issue with him
>>>> and I'm glad to have worked with him. I'm going to keep him. This
>>>> will be the first time I've done that.
>>>> It's a little strange, but it's all good.
>>>> Cindy Lou Ray
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