The first half of February was filled with a lot of “lasts” with my puppy-raiser – last time we ride the SkyTrain together, last time we visited our favorite neighborhood trail, last time going for walks with certain friends, last time settling outside while soaking up the sun and last grocery shopping trip together… But the next half of the month will be filled with lots of “firsts” for me – on Valentine’s Day, I moved into the college dorms on campus (aka I started Advanced Training)! My puppy-raiser says she’ll miss me a lot, but that she’s so very proud of me and knows I’ll shine – I just let her hug me, rest my head on her shoulder, and give her ear a little lick to let her know I’ll always remember her, too.

Submitted by: Heather Cochrane