Saxon Oct 2015 Jazz and Harper - Harper is Saxon%27s damHi everyone!  This is my first Pupdate for PADS!  I just arrived from Can Do Canines, an ADI Assistance Dog School in New Hope, Minnesota.  My mom’s name is Harper – you can see her on the right in this Christmas picture from last year.  She is a beautiful black Lab – I think I look a LOT like her!  I had to wait until I turned 4 months old before I could come to Canada.  Can you hear my Minnesota accent?

I have a really great name, too.   Did you know that “Sassenach” is the Scottish-Gaelic word for “Saxon”?  It means someone who hails from England.  I’m every bit as sassy as Claire Fraser, called “Sassenach”, in the popular “Outlander” series, by Diana Gabaldon.  Before I left Can Do Canines, the Raisers there were calling me Squirt, or Sax for short.

Saxon Oct 2015Saxon in the snow %285 mos%29 adjI already know how to ring a bell to let people know I need to go outdoors.  And I know how to hold still for a picture, as you can see.  We didn’t REALLY have a lot of snow in Calgary yet, but this little bit quite shows off my perky Focus, don’t you think?

I am looking forward to meeting ALL the other PADS dogs in puppy classes!

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