Such a great response to the Kibble Name Photo Challenge, y’all. I am just wondersmacked by these dogs and their handlers. So much so, that I have two things to tell you.
- I had the original and mildly grandiose notion to just post a few clever photos here. Click, click, done. But was blown completely out of the water after receiving these fifty-some submissions representing more than one hundred awesome dogs. What a wonderful problem. So how do I get these out to the world without having a photo laden blog page that takes ten minutes to load? In a flash of something I think was inspiration, I made you a photo gallery thingy. You’re welcome. I just hope it works.
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- I can say with confidence, that I missed somebody or something somewhere. Simply let me know. Really. Easy peasy to fix and repost. Just pop me a note to firstname.lastname@example.org.
One more thing. You’ll note some abbreviations in use. Let me offer up a quick little glossary to help you along as you view the photo captions.
AT: Advanced Training program
COC: Change of Career Dog (released from the training program and adopted as a pet)
FD: CCI Facility Dog
HD: CCI Hearing Dog
PIP: CCI Puppy in Program
PR: CCI volunteer Puppy Raiser
SC: CCI Skilled Companion Dog
SD: CCI Service Dog
TIP: Pass your mouse over the top right corner of the photo gallery to see the navigation buttons and options for full screen view and slide show.
What’s that you say? You want more? Oh, we got ya more. Facebook, dog blogs and even a recently published book written from the viewpoint of CCI puppies. Enjoy!
We’re on Facebook because dogs can’t read Dogbook
A Novel Pup (Karen & Novel PIP)
Endless Pawsibilities, Adventures of a Pacific Northwest puppy raiser (Cassie & Helaine PIP)
Jeb’s Dog Blog (Marianne & Jeb PIP)
Help on Four Legs (Alex & Bright, SD)
Raising a Super Dog (Donna & Euka II, PIP)
Redwood Musings (Constance & Renelle HD)
Still I Can’t Be Silent (Natalie & Cassius SD)
Paws for Independence (Ellie & Haddie (at AT) & Kolby (PIP)
Paws to Hear (Leslie & Nettie HD)
Pooch Smooches (Jackie & Rita, a rescued dog)
Let the Dogs Speak, by Marianne McKiernan