September 16, 2009

Trip To The Firehouse

Our most exciting outing yet! Ruby and I were extremely fortunate to be invited to visit the awesome crew at Firehouse 13 in Littleton, CO.

It was fantastic. Ruby had the chance to experience so many of the sights and sounds that she could someday encounter in an emergency situation. She got up close and personal with engines and gear, and the crew even backed up the truck and blew the siren for her. There was an abundance of stimulation, but she took it in stride, approaching it all with a healthy curiosity. I have to admit I was a very bad blogger that day and didn't take nearly as many photos as I usually do. I was way too busy being ten years old, fascinated by how cool everything was!

A huge thank you to all of our friends at Station 13. You were incredibly kind to us and gave Ruby such an important gift by adding this experience to her training. We deeply appreciate everything you do for our community.

Littleton Station 13
Littleton, CO

Thank you Lt. Chris, Lisa, Mike, Duane, and Mark!


Anonymous said...

Wow, what a great visit! - the firefighters that you met look to really be enjoying Ruby's visit. It is so important for a future service dog to be familiar with emergency services. Way to go Station 13!

Anonymous said...

I am so impressed with the places you take Ruby!!!It's amazing how taking this dog has opened a whole new world for you!! You're awesome and Ruby is really lucky to have you!!

Thoughts said...

Great pictures here, glad to hear that Ruby is learning her way around a station...


Carly Findlay said...

Gosh, firemen and a puppy in the same post ;)