Thursday, December 29, 2011

I am so excited to announce another Cabarrus County Schools volunteer...CAROLINE! CAROLINE is a gorgeous 3 year old Golden Retriever. She is an incredible addition to our staff and will be working with our children with disabilities throughout the county. I was lucky enough to meet her at the Women's Federal Penitentiary in Hazelton, WV and then again at Lakin Correctional Facility in Pt. Pleasant, WV last week where she has trained with a very talented trainer, Amber. She spent Christmas adjusting to her new home and met her coworker NIKKI yesterday. NIKKI was very enthusiastic upon their meeting and sang CAROLINE'S praises by barking excitedly! Once they both got over the initial excitement, they were amazing! When either Sharon or I would give a command, the two new best friends would obey in unison! It was exciting to see them both turn, wave, and speak together. Of course NIKKI is an experienced subject for pictures, but CAROLINE was intrigued by the experience and kept trying to sniff the camera. Afterwards, we went out to dinner to celebrate their new friendship and CAROLINE did great. She is very patient when it counts! She is also a great shopping buddy. She visited the Apple Store in Southpark Mall and many people commented on her beauty and sweet disposition. She loves to shop and is always excited to be on the "go". I've learned however, I need to keep treats with me to keep her attention on me instead of all the new smells!