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Introducing leader dog Hope!

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Introducing leader dog Hope!

Post by ParrotHeadInThe Making » May 13, 2017 3:34 pm

This post has been 6 months, but life has been very busy breaking in a new leader dog and getting to know her and starting over with a new dog plus dealing with health issues of my own. Without any further delay, parrotheads I would like you to meet the new 4-legged member of the parrothead nation, Hope. I received Hope on October 26, 2016. She was 16 months old when she pranced in my life and straight to my heart. She is a golden retriever, and she is absolutely amazing. I fell in love with her immediately. She is smart as a whip. She is a sucker for a challenge and loves going to new places and learning new things. She has been my leading lady from the moment I met her. She takes her work very seriously, but she also plays as hard as she works. HOPE and I had a rough start because on the day I was supposed to come home with Hope I had an asthma attack that landed me in the hospital for luckily just an overnight stay, but Hope stayed at Leader dog school while I was in the hospital which was in our best interest because Hope needed me to be well, but being away from her even for one night drove me nuts. After a night of being pumped with breathing treatments, antibiotics, and steroids, I was able to be reunited with Hope, and we eventually came home. It took me a few months to get back to feeling totally well, and my Hopey girl has been there every step of the way accommodating me. In July, Hope and I will be taking our first major trip away from home together. We will be going to Chicago, and Hope will experience the parrothead madness for the first time. I don't know how to post pictures, so Penny, you have my permission to lift some pictures of Hope off my FaceBook page and post them here for me. Image
Liz Ulrich and guide dog Princess Hope
http://www.facebook.com/elizabeth.ulrich1

Here we are, maybe it's because in spite of all the work we do
It's the child in us we really value
Here we are, with our fins up and our feathers flashing
Here we are, with our coconut shell brassieres chanting

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Re: Introducing leader dog Hope!

Post by tailgaitingph » May 13, 2017 5:52 pm

YAY Liz, so happy for you!!

I hope to one day meet
Ms Hope.

Glad you are feeling better.
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Re: Introducing leader dog Hope!

Post by bodypainter » May 13, 2017 7:18 pm

Great story, Liz! You are a real trooper, kid. Good luck and enjoy the show. :D
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Re: Introducing leader dog Hope!

Post by Saltx3 » May 13, 2017 9:24 pm

Thanks for the update Liz. Seems like just yesterday that we met in Pittsburgh. So glad to "travel" this journey with you and Hope.
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Re: Introducing leader dog Hope!

Post by ParrotHeadInThe Making » May 15, 2017 5:44 pm

Thank you everyone! Well, I saw the announcement of Jimmy doing a show in Eugene, Oregon in October. After a couple of rum punches and sitting out in the sun with Hope today I decided that going to this show will be Hope's first major flying adventure with me. As a team, we will be ready once October gets here.
Liz Ulrich and guide dog Princess Hope
http://www.facebook.com/elizabeth.ulrich1

Here we are, maybe it's because in spite of all the work we do
It's the child in us we really value
Here we are, with our fins up and our feathers flashing
Here we are, with our coconut shell brassieres chanting

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Re: Introducing leader dog Hope!

Post by tailgaitingph » May 15, 2017 7:50 pm

[smilie=superkewl.gif] You go girls!!
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Re: Introducing leader dog Hope!

Post by nutmeg » May 16, 2017 12:24 am

Congratulations on your new partner! So happy for you and for Hope. What a perfect name! Enjoy!
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Re: Introducing leader dog Hope!

Post by Saltx3 » May 16, 2017 7:10 am

nutmeg wrote:
May 16, 2017 12:24 am
Congratulations on your new partner! So happy for you and for Hope. What a perfect name! Enjoy!
NUTMEG !!!! Hello!!!!
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Re: Introducing leader dog Hope!

Post by Saltx3 » August 19, 2018 7:14 am

Some of you have had the privilege of meeting Hope & Liz. They both accompanied us on our Pittsburgh Buffett Concert trip this year.

Liz posted this on FB and asked me to share it here.....in lieu of birthday wishes for herself she would rather we participate in celebrating with her like this.

https://www.facebook.com/donate/2127802047548417/
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Re: Introducing leader dog Hope!

Post by Saltx3 » August 23, 2018 7:15 am

:D
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