|Saxon the career change|
Last week, Saxon was career changed from Guide Dogs for the Blind for confidence issues around unfamiliar dogs. When Saxon was 9 months old he had an encounter with an off-leash husky while walking through a quiet neighborhood. The husky jumped out of the back of a car, and from what I understand, charged Saxon, knocking him to the ground. The husky's owner came over yelling and pulled his dog off of Saxon and was very apologetic as he took his dog away. While there was no blood drawn that day, the encounter planted the idea in sensitive Saxon's brain that dogs with pointy ears are scary, and dogs he doesn't know are not to be trusted.
|Saxon and Norton supervising my kibble spill in the kitchen last night|
|Saxon lounging on the bed, reunited with his stuffed animal toy cat|
It is hard not to be disappointed and frustrated that Saxon's guide dog puppy journey ended this way, especially considering my hyperawareness of issues with off-leash dogs. I've been through all the what ifs a million times in my head, shed some tears, cursed every husky I see, but I always come back to the same conclusion: each of my puppies ends up exactly where they're supposed to be, and Saxon just belongs here with me.
|Saxon showing off his new collar that has mustaches on it!|
And when I think about it that way, I couldn't be any happier.
|Saxon and Norton have become fast friends. Here they are cuddling together this morning.|