Thursday, July 19, 2012
These six Golden Retriever pups were born on June 24th and have already begun very important work — helping to heal the invisible wounds of our Nation’s Combat Veterans. Recovering Service Members at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and the National Intrepid Center of Excellence in Bethesda, MD are engaged in the critical task of socializing the pups through puppy petting. The litter of five girls and one boy will spend the next two years lifting the spirits of Wounded Warriors and giving them a therapeutic and purposeful mission. By volunteering to train the pups through the Warrior Canine Connection program, these Warriors will both address their symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress and prepare the pups for future lives as service dogs for their disabled comrades.
Tune into the Warrior Canine Connection whelping box over the next 8-10 weeks to feel the healing power of the human-puppy bond brought virtually to you by Dog Bless You.
They are adorable--I've spent too much tme already watching them. And what a great project for our veterans.
Until next time...
Happy quilting from Sharon and the marmalade kitties, Katie and Patsy Cline