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And We Say Hello to Marni!

After letting go of Electra and drying some of the tears, we got to meet our new pup, Marni.


Black Lab female
DOB – 11/27/2014
Mom – Essie   Dad – Carbon

Marni has been sponsored by Classic BMW in Plano, Texas
(as was Electra) and is named in honor of a long time employee there.

Marni is a breeder candidate, which means that she could possibly become part of the community of dogs at Southeastern used to breed future generations of great dogs. She has also been designated as a possible candidate in a co-op breeding program in which breeding stock can be shared with other guide dog schools around the country and in Canada. But all of those possibilities are way in the future. Right now we concentrate on helping her to become the best possible dog that she can be!

IMG_2604Marni has 3 siblings – Mandy, Thomas, and London. Mandy and Thomas came back to Texas with Marni and London stayed in Florida with a family there. Texas raisers will also be hosting a golden retriever this year!

After a long, emotional day at the school, the North Texas pups and their raisers celebrated at Yoder’s restaurant in Sarasota.

A night in the hotel, a long ride on the airplane,  ( and I must compliment United airlines on their graciousness throughout our flight experience!) and snow in Texas –

Welcome home Ms Marni!!!!