October 25, 2010

Goodbye, And Best Wishes, To Brother Raven

Many of you have come to know and love Raven (Ruby's brother) through the wonderful guest posts written by his raiser, Barb, for this blog. Earlier today, Barb let us know that Raven is ready to move on to the next level. He'll be leaving tomorrow to enter Advanced Training.

Baby Raven cultivating that famous patience for shopping

Raven holds a special place in my heart, side-by-side with our Ruby, and Mr. Raiser and I wish him and his Advanced Trainer the very best.

Carving an award-winning jack-o-lantern last fall

Barb and her husband, Tom, have given Raven the most wonderful foundation possible. A service puppy could not have had a better start, and could not have been more loved, than Raven has been.

New Year's Day Hike with Mom and Dad

Many thanks, Barb. For keeping us up-to-date on Raven's progress with your funny posts and great photos, for the invaluable advice you've given to me and the other puppy raisers at Canine Partners of the Rockies, and for all of the laughs we've shared, as well as the tears. I know that no matter what Raven's future holds, he'll be an extremely happy, well-adjusted, and phenomenal dog thanks to your very special love and care.


Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Bye Fur Now Brother Raven!

Woo go and show your stuff!

Khyra and The Golden Khousins

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We send our wishes to Raven for great success in his next level. He is so handsome. He is going to make someone a wonderful service dog.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Lisa, Ellie and Hosta said...

Good luck to Raven! KSDS recalls by litter so all pups go back at the same time. How does CPR do it? Do you guys have regular evaluations for them to see dogs personality and traits and use that to recall them?

Ruby's Raiser said...

Hi Lisa - CaPR holds puppy class virtually every week during the time we raise them, so our Program Director gets well acquainted with the puppies' personalities and traits. If there are concerning issues at any time during the year and half we have them, a pup will be evaluated, and the decision is made whether he/she will be released or can continue on. Ruby and her siblings are having their final health and personality evals now and most will be turned in within days or weeks of each other.

Erin and Co. said...

Good Luck to Raven!

Anonymous said...

Good luck to you Raven and much success in your next level.
Someone out there someday is going to be happy they have you as a service dog.
Thanks "Raising Ruby" blog on the updates of brother Raven. Was happy to meet Raven and his family on one of our visits.

Carolyn said...

Aww, congrats and good luck, Raven!

Twix said...

It is like having your child go off to college.... a happy but sad time. I know Raven will make a wonderful service dog someday soon and will be a wonderful furiend to his person.

KatieEGriffin said...

so proud of these pups and I will be sad when I go home next and Rowena isn't there but they are going to be such little heroes so I can't be sad about that at all!

Rachel said...

What a wonderful job and great adventure you will have Raven... God speed!

1000 Goldens said...

Barb and Raven - you are our heros! Thank you for making a difference in the world.