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So Many Doggies
At the event, we also met Japanese assistance dogs.
Here are pictures of some of them, there were many others, over 30 dogs.
*Some pictures by courtesy of Elvis&Jade mom*
Dogs and Dogs
There were many guide dogs and some hearing dogs and service dogs.
The golden hearing dog on picture, Rabuta's Web Site
We often wear our dogs to prevent shedding.
A dobe guide dog. You might remember her, Jade, the girl of Elvis family,
our friend on the web.
Many of Japanese were surprised to see a doberman woeking as a guide dog,for
Jade is probably the only dobe guide dog in Japan.
(She was raised and trained by Pilot Dogs, in Ohio, US)
Elvis Family's Web Site
We took many pics!
We had hard days, but anyway we could meet many persons and dogs and make
This yellow lab girl is a service dog trainee, she did so well in "Assistance
Dog Parade" in the event.
Do you remember her??
She is Iris, whose pictures are on Pictures13.
She had been raised and trained to be a guide dog, but carrier-changed
and became a service dog trainee.
She moved from a guide dog program to AWDSA, our service dog program.
This is one of cases coorperation by two different assistance dog school.
Iris, take your time to find your way to go!
Soon after we came back to Tokyo, went to Intl. Home Care and Rehab Exhibition,
that we go to see latest assistive devices every year.
So crouded and so many wheelchair persons.
We met our old friends, and border collie assistance dog trainee Koyuki's
It's a small world! Actually it is so small Japanese disability field...
Service dogs Ken and Nicky,
trainee Airi and Iris went there.
Airi and Iris are yellow,
Ken is choc, and Nicky is black.
Labradors in all 3 colors.
Assistance dogs are still rare in Japan.
People found us and took pictures.
Iris: "Are they going to give us some treats?"
Airi: "They just say Cheeese! but no one will toss a real cheese."
Hey! Look! Look at ME!
This handsome boy usually hates camera, but sometimes became a good model.
Any way, you did soooo well in this hard week!!!
That's my boy, Nicky!!!