Saturday, October 29, 2011

Playful puppies at President Peres' place

Animal pictures for Camera-Critters were the last thing I expected to capture at the Sukkot public reception at the President's house.
But there they were, three dogs.
When they saw each other, they started straining at the leash and finally jumped all over one another in joy.

They will have to learn to be more restrained.
Their jackets say they are "guide dog puppies in training."
And the young man's shirt says "Israel Guide Dog Center for the Blind."

Many university students volunteer to be foster parents for the puppies' initial socialization.

Please see an earlier post where I described the breeding and training of these Hebrew-"speaking" guide dogs (bless their heart).

This post's title will be good for ABC Wednesday's P day.


Romina said...

Lovely photos, its' like party of the puppies.

Carletta said...

The gentleman's face in the white t-shirt says it all.
The puppies look like sweeties!

Theanne and Baron said...

a wonderful thing that the university students give their time to assist in the training of these special dogs

eileeninmd said...

Cute puppies, it is cool they will be used as guide dogs. Wonderful photos.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Love the dogs ~ great photos ~ thanks, namaste, Carol (A Creative Harbor) linked to CC ^_^

VP said...

My nephew had one of these for a time, he is not completely blind but needed help to adapt to a worsening condition and the dog did miracles.

Kay L. Davies said...

Oh, I love what Romina said. A puppy party! They know one another from puppy class, I'm sure, and the two in the third photo look like siblings.
Wonderful, Dina, just wonderful.

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

crystal said...


They have them here too and I was offered a chance to sign up to get one but my vision hasn't become bad enough to need that. What would we do without our animal friends? :)

diane b said...

They are soooo cute.... and clever.

Spiderdama said...

Nice. Especially the last pic.

Rob and Mandy said...

They are lovely!

Reader Wil said...

These puppies will become very useful for their future owners!

Kay said...

I have a blind friend who uses a guide dog. I love seeing them together. The love and trust between the two is truly beautiful.

Francisca said...

These puppies will go from being playful to purposeful. Perfect for P day, Dina, and your title IS a mouthful of Ps! :-)

Roger Owen Green said...

puppies are adorable
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Roger Owen Green said...

doggone good post

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

ρομπερτ said...

Dogs are said to be the sixth sense.

A safe road ahead for them all.

daily athens photo

Oakland Daily Photo said...

They're so happy to be in each others company. Cute.

ChrisJ said...

I would love to have been there! The party of puppies is a good description. I read about an artifact found in Jerusalem -- can't remember the details now. My memory is really affected by medication I'm on I think it was from around 400 AD and had a painting of what was thought to be Jesus and probably Mary-- although I don't think mariology had its roots so far back.
I do so love the puppies.

Dina said...

Friends, thanks for all your observations and enthusiasm about the puppies.

Chris, I was at the IAA conference last week where they announced the discovery of the tiny box. Very exciting. It is beautiful. The archaeologists did not say it was Jesus and Mary. That is just what people WANT to believe. But in any case, it is a beautiful example of a pilgrim's portable faith.

ChrisJ said...

Thank you so much for the info Dina. It is wonderful to have a contact like you who was right there. You can't do everything in life but I think archeology would have been one of my choices. So many different paths and different interests available.
Thanks for the link