Thursday, April 23, 2009

It Takes a Village

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
~ Margaret Mead

Our Program Director, Eileen Bohn, has always said it takes a village to raise these puppies, and she is absolutely right. We have already received help from several 'village members' during the few short weeks we've had Boston.

In the spirit of National Volunteer Week we would like to thank these people for their contributions:

  • The Coleman family for the care of Cheers' litter the first eight weeks
  • Staff at Helping Paws for their dedication to the cause
  • Instructors and class assistants for their committment to weekly training classes
  • Melanie and Doug MacLean, and Carol Martin, owner of A Tail of Two Cities, for the workday stopovers to feed Boston (we will be paying the MacLean family from our summer bounty of garden vegetables, raspberries, and cherries)
  • Friends and family who have helped with greetings, socializing, etc.
  • Those current and future persons we don't know, and who don't even know they're helping - they see the pup and ask if they can pet, give us the opportunity to explain why we do what we do, etc.
We couldn't do this without you!


1 comment:

  1. Nice blog! Boston is a cutie! My name is Ally and I'm currently raising a 6 month old male golden retriever named "Eclipse" his brother is named Echo (thought you'd like that /wink/). They and their two sisters are in training through The Joys of Living Assistance Dogs in Oregon. Boston is a cutie and I'll be sure to keep an eye on your blog :-D