Saxon Nov 2015 2015-11-11 - Saxon - Acme Remembrance Day Service (1)Hey everyone – here I am on my first official outing after arriving in Calgary!  It was Remembrance Day, and my Raisers took me to a BIG Remembrance Day Ceremony in a LITTLE town outside of Calgary – Acme.  It’s important to remember all the soldiers and volunteers who fought in the wars to make it possible for the rest of the world to be free.  People weren’t the only ones to fight in the wars, though – there were lots of horses and dogs doing their part in combat missions.  Dogs helped their human partners by sniffing out where downed soldiers lay, or where enemy snipers hid, or listening for incoming artillery fire, or pulling telegraph wire through pipes under enemy fire, or simply offering comfort in those highly stressful situations.   Their jobs in the wars were much the same as what we Assistance Dogs do every day – helping our partners in whatever they need us to do!

Submitted by our PADS Puppy-in-Training, Saxon, and her Volunteer Puppy Raisers, Wendy & Peter Proudlock.