Working Guide

Lane

YLM
3D15
DOB Oct 03, 1997

Sire - Ethan YLM
Guiding Eyes for the Blind - Yorktown Heights, NY
AKC#
Sire
Dam

Dam - Rosebud YLF
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. - San Rafael, CA
AKC#
Sire
Dam
 

7 litter mates...

Lancaster YLM
Puppy Raiser
Status

Lancelot YLM
Puppy Raiser
Status

Lane YLM
Raised by Diane Velstra in Riverbank, CA. 1997-98
Robert team trained with Lane in April of 1999.
They graduated as a guide dog team in Class of 594 on Sat. May 22, 1999.

Lansing YLM
Puppy Raiser
Status

Lodi YLM
Puppy Raiser
Status

Lola, YLF
Puppy Raiser
Status

Luann YLF
Puppy Raiser
Status
 
 

Semi-Retired Guide

Eve

YLF
D92L
DOB Sept 17, 1993

Sire - Nevin YLM
#11J8
DOB July 04, 1984
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. - San Rafael, CA
AKC# SE549239
Sire - Reed
Dam - Heaven

Dam - Kiki YLF
DOB
Guiding Eyes for the Blind - Yorktown Heights, NY
AKC#
Sire
Dam

Nine litter mates...

Eve YLF
Raised by Margo Wilson, Terra Bella, CA.
 Robert received her Mar 08, 1995
Graduated from team training on Sat. Apr 01, 1995

Eden YLF
Puppy Raiser
Status

Ella YLF
Puppy Raiser
Status

Elsa YLF
Puppy Raiser
Status

Emma YLF
Puppy Raiser
Status

+ 4 brothers stayed at GEB
Name
Puppy Raiser
Status

Name
Puppy Raiser
Status

Name
Puppy Raiser
Status

Name
Puppy Raiser
Status
 
 
 

Guide Dog Puppies Raised

Kumi

YLF
3D02
DOB Aug 17, 1997

Sire - Signal
Whelping kennel
AKC#

Dam - Regent
Whelping kennel
AKC#

Five litter mates...

Kahala BLF
Puppy Raiser
breeder dam

Kennedy BLM
Puppy Raiser
career changed

Kentucky YLM
Puppy Raiser
breeder sire

Kumi YLF
Raised by Robert And Sandra Thomas 1997-1998
Kumi graduated Apr 24, 1999 with John of Flagstaff, AZ now of Ventura, CA  After retirement, Kumi was adopted by Dutcher of Mesa, AZ

Kyra YLF
Puppy Raiser
Status
 
 

Journal

YLF
394C
DOB Aug 16, 1997

Sire - Tracer YLM
Whelping kennel
AKC#

Dam - Jackie YLF
Whelping kennel
AKC#
 

Seven litter mates...

Janelle YLF
Puppy Raiser
graduated April 24, 1999

Jenkings YLM
Puppy Raiser
career changed

Jodie YLF
Puppy Raiser
Career Changed

Jola YLF
Puppy Raiser
Status

Jolene YLF
Puppy Raiser
graduated Apr 24, 1999

Journal YLF
Raised by Robert, Sandra and Wendy Thomas 1997-1998
career changed

July YLF
Puppy Raiser
graduated Mar xx,xxxx

Journal career changed - "large substantial female".  Interpreted, means she was playfully overly exuberant, highspeed bulldozer - knocking down all other canines and instructors in community run at GDB and clipping all members of Robert's  family members and all our visitors in Mesa, AZ.  Robert has fractured ribs,  Wendy has a chipped tooth etc.  Journal was adopted by Wendy, Robert's youngest daughter.

Journal passed over the rainbow bridge in 2006.
 
 

Freida

YLF
ID
DOB Nov 10, 1998

Sire - Darian
Whelping kennel
AKC#

Dam - Prairie
Whelping kennel
AKC#

Seven litter mates...

Faraday YLM
Puppy Raiser
Status

Festus YLM
Puppy Raiser
Status

Flauta YLF
Puppy Raiser
Status

Folger YLM
Puppy Raiser
Status

Frank YLM
Puppy Raiser
Status

Freida YLF
Raised by Robert And Sandra Thomas 1998-1999
Graduated with Vickie Kennedy of Benicia, CA

Frosty YLF
Puppy Raiser
Status
 
 

Jill

GRF Golden Retriever female
339L
DOB Dec 04, 1999

Sire - Taro med
Whelping kennel
AKC#

Dam - Panda med
Whelping kennel
AKC#

Six litter mates...

Jazz GRF med
Puppy Raiser
Status

Jeeves GRM med
Puppy Raiser
Status

Jill GRF med
Raised by Robert And Sandra Thomas 2000-2001
career changed

Jonelle GRF med
Puppy Raiser
Status

Jose GRM med
Puppy Raiser
Status

Junia GRF med
Puppy Raiser
Status

Jill was highly successful in GDB formal training.  Prior to assignment to a blind guide dog handler for team training, during a training exercise in Union Square in San Francisco, Jill woofed down a live pigeon, feathers and all.   Jill was career changed for high prey bird distraction.  Adopted by us.  Natural protection dog.  Protects herself, territory (home) and me.  Leash guides bilaterally with Rusty where protection may be necessary.  Leash/GentleLeader guides on left side, white cane in right hand.  Jill and Amanda, Sandi's mom's (Peggy Smiths CCI hearing dog) have the same father - Taro.
 
 

Bagel

YLF
3OR2
DOB Dec 11, 2000

Sire - Mitch YLM
Whelping kennel
AKC#

Dam - Heddy YLF
Whelping kennel
AKC#

Nine litter mates...

Billiejean YLF
Puppy Raiser
Status

Bueller YLM
Puppy Raiser
Status

Buckley YLM
Puppy Raiser
Status

Bodega YLF
Puppy Raiser
Status

Bettyjo YLF
Puppy Raiser
Status

Betinna YLF
Puppy Raiser
Status

Bangle YLF
Puppy Raiser
Status

Bagel YLF
raised by Robert And Sandra Thomas 2001-2002
Graduated with Jessica of Modesto, CA.

Brooks YLM
Puppy Raiser
Status
 
 
 

Jalina

YLF
321V
DOB Nov 21, 2001

Sire - Rashad YLM
Whelping kennel
AKC#

Dam - Pride YLF
Whelping kennel
AKC#
 

Seven litter mates...

Jackson YLM
Raised by
Status

Jalina YLF
Raised by Robert And Sandra Thomas 2002-2003
Career changed for cataracts
Adopted by Bob and Debbie of Tempe, AZ
Passed over the rainbow bridge in 2007

Janny YLF
Raised by
Status

Jetter YLM
Raised by
Status

Jill YLF
Raised by
Status

Jonah YLM
Raised by
Status

Justy YLF
Raised by
Status
 
 

Hayden

YLM
4A23
DOB Mar. 19, 2003

Sire - Baker BLM
Whelping kennel
AKC#
Baker's father, Kraft, died shortly after he bred the dam

Dam - Myrna YLF
Whelping kennel
AKC#

Four litter mates...

Harold YLM
Raised by
Status

Hayden YLM
co-raised by
Robert And Sandra Thomas
Rich and Robin Naegli 3-19-2003 - 2004
Graduated with Angus D. F. MacKinnon of Vancouver BC

Helga YLF
Raised by
Status

Hettie YLF
Raised by
Status
 
 

Flagstaff

YLF
491C
DOB Mar. 28, 2004

Sire - Kentucky YLM
Whelping kennel
AKC#
*Kentucky is one of Kumi's litter mates

Dam - Rosalyn YLF
Whelping kennel
AKC#

Grandpa - Atkins YLM
Whelping kennel
AKC#

6 Litter mates...

Farallon YLM
Raised by
Status

Flagstaff YLF
co-raised by
Robert And Sandra Thomas, Gilbert, AZ
Rich and Robin Naegli, Gilbert, AZ
3-28-2004 - 2005
Adopted by Bob and Debbi Pangrazi, Tempe, AZ

Fletch YLM
Raised by
Status

Fowler YLM
Raised by
Status

Friday YLF
Raised by
Status

Frosty YLF
Raised by
Status
 
 

Eureka

YLFI
47E3
DOB Oct. 18, 2004

Sire - Faust YLM
Whelping kennel
AKC#

Dam - Benicia BLF
Whelping kennel
AKC#

6 Litter mates...

Elgin BLM
Raised by
Status

Elliott BLM
Raised by
Status

Elmer YLM
Raised by
Status

Esquire BLM
Raised by
Status

Estelle YLF
Raised by
Status

Eureka YLF
co-raised by
Robert And Sandra Thomas
Lynn and Kylin Smith - 2005
 Graduated with Donna Brown
 
 

River

YLFI
4H98
DOB Saturday Sept. 15, 2005 or 09-10-2005???

Sire - Faust YLM
Whelping kennel
AKC#

Dam - Isla YLF
Whelping kennel
AKC#

2 Litter mates...

Ruby YLF
Raised by
Status

River YLF
Co-Raised by
Robert and Sandy Thomas, Gilbert, AZ
LaNeta and Kilynn Smith of Chandler, AZ
Dec 03, 2005
Career Changed
Adopted by Lynn and LaNeta Smith.
 
 

Aislin

Female black LGXI (Labrador Retriever/Golden Retriever) Cross Intact
4J24
DOB - Dec. 07, 2005

Sire - Thompson BLM
3H30
DOB Oct. 25, 1998
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc.
AKC# 612211/01
Sprig/Julianne

Dam - Chita GRF
49A9
DOB May 25, 2003
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc.
AKC# SR127461/09
Lamot/Natalie
 

Eight Litter Mates...

Adrian - 4J19 - Black LGX Male
Xxxxxxs - Sacamento, CA
Guide dog in Canada

Alcatraz - 4J20 - Black LGX Male
Xxxxxxs - Xxxxxx, XX
Guide dog in Utah

Alec - 4J21 - Brindle LGX Male
Xxxxxxs - Xxxxxx, XX
Phase 10 - graduated?
Where is he?

Ashton - 4J22 - Black LGX Male
Torkenson, Fountain Hills, AZ
Career Changed
Where is he?

Atari - 4J23 - Black LGX Male
Nunn, Cave Creek, AZ
Where is he?

Aislin - 4J24 - Black LGX Female intact
Robert and Sandra Thomas, Gilbert, AZ 2006 - 2007
Career Changed
Adopted by Bob and Debbi Pangrazi - 2007
Tempe, AZ

Alandra - 4J25 - Black LGX Female
Cupp, Flagstaff, AZ
Career Changed
Where is she?
 

Amity - 4J26 - Black LGX Female
Xxxxxxs - Xxxxxx, XX
Career Changed
Where is she?

Aveda - 4J27 - Yellow LGX Female
Lynn VanPatter, Phoenix, AZ
Guide dog in California
 
 

Kenya

Yellow Labrador Retriever Female (YLRF)
418N
DOB July 30, 2007

Sire - Nyland
DOB
Whelping kennel
AKC# SN
 

Dam - Balina
Female
DOB
Whelping kennel
AKC# SN
 

 Litter Mates...
 
 

Guide Dog Puppies In Training
short term care
 

Mozart

GRMI
ID
DOB

Sire - Name
Whelping kennel
AKC#

Dam - Name
Whelping kennel
AKC#
 

Matilda

GRFI
ID
DOB

Sire - Name
Whelping kennel
AKC#

Dam - Name
Whelping kennel
AKC#
 

Gussy

GRFI
ID
DOB Apr 21, 1997

Sire - Reb GRM
Whelping kennel
AKC#

Dam - Sundee GRF
Whelping kennel
AKC#

Nine litter mates...

Garnish light
Raised by
Status

Geraldine light
Raised by
Status

Giddings light
Raised by
Status

Gilmore light
Raised by
Status

Gladys med
Raised by
Status

Goodwin light
Raised by
Status

Gracious med
Raised by
Status

Gussie light
Raised by
Status

Gustine light
Raised by
Status
 
 

Reuben

YLM
ID
DOB Aug 26, 1998

Sire - Seaver
Whelping kennel
AKC#

Dam - Paloma
Whelping kennel
AKC#

Eleven litter mates...

Raden BLM
Raised by
Status

Radison BLF
Raised by
Status

Rafael BLM
Raised by
Status

Ramon YLM
Raised by
Status

Regatta BLF
Raised by
Status

Rene BLF
Raised by
Status

Reuben YLM
Raised by
Status

Rex BLM
Raised by
Status

Robin BLF
Raised by
Status

Ronae YLF
Raised by
Status

Rosabel BLF
Raised by
Status
 
 
 
 

Dauber

YLF
ID
DOB Dec 24, 2002

Sire - Thompson BLM
Whelping kennel
AKC#

Dam - Vail BLF
Whelping kennel
AKC#

Eight litter mates...

Dauber BLF
Raised by
Status

Desilu BLF
Raised by
Status

Dexie BLF
Raised by
Status

Diamond BLF
Raised by
Status

Dijon BLF
Raised by
Status

Doralee BLF
Raised by
Status

Dory BLF
Raised by
Status

Dylan BLM
Raised by
Status
 
 

Andretti

BLM
ID
DOB Nov 25, 1999

Sire - Tex YLM
Whelping kennel
AKC#

Dam - Jubilee BLF
Whelping kennel
AKC#
 
 

Seven litter mates...

Alda BLF
Raised by
Status

Andretti BLM
Raised by
Status

Andrew YLM
Raised by
Status

Arco YLM
Raised by
Status

Aretha YLF
Raised by
Status

Arista BLF
Raised by
Status

Avalon YLF
Raised by
Status
 
 

Eden

YLF
ID
DOB Oct 14, 2001

Sire - Brett YLM
Whelping kennel
AKC#

Dam - Hattie YLF
Whelping kennel
AKC#
 
 

Six litter mates...

Eden YLF
Raised by Willie and Cobina of Mesa, AZ
Status

Ed YLM
Raised by
Status

Edna YLF
Raised by
Status

Estelle YLF
Raised by
Status

Ethan YLM
Raised by
Status

Eva YLF
Raised by
Status
 
 

Calloway

BLF
3Z37
DOB

Sire - Name
Whelping kennel
AKC#

Dam - Name
Whelping kennel
AKC#

Raised by Joe and LeeAnn of Phoenix, AZ.
 

Yoshi

YLF
3Y77
DOB

Sire - Name
Whelping kennel
AKC#

Dam - Name
Whelping kennel
AKC#

Raised by LeNeta and Kilynn of Chandler, AZ.
 

Belle

GRF medium
3Y92
DOB

Sire - Name
Whelping kennel
AKC#

Dam - Name
Whelping kennel
AKC#

Raised by Becky Covin of Mesa, AZ.
 

Mandrian

BLF
4C38
DOB Dec 01, 2003

Sire - Jessel YLM
Whelping kennel
AKC#

Dam - Lynelle BLF
Whelping kennel
AKC#

Eight litter mates...

Mandarin BLF
Raised by
Status

Mandy BLF
Raised by
Status

McKenzie YLM
Raised by
Status

Mesa BLF
Raised by
Status

Milano YLM
Raised by
Status

Mira YLF
Raised by
Status

Morrison YLM
Raised by
Status

Moss BLM
Raised by
Status
 
 

Seinfeld

BLM
4C23
DOB Nov 29, 2003

Sire - Skipper BLM
Whelping kennel
AKC#

Dam - Della YLF
Whelping kennel
AKC#
 
 

Eight litter mates...

Santo BLM
Raised by
Status

Saul BLM
Raised by
Status

Savannah YLF
Raised by
Status

Seinfeld BLM
Raised by
Status

Starbuck YLM
Raised by
Status

Storm YLM
Raised by
Status

Sully BLM
Raised by
Status

Sylvester BLM
Raised by
Status
 
 

Toro

YLGXM
4C53
DOB Dec 01, 2003

Sire - Caddy BLM
Whelping kennel
AKC#

Dam - Loma Medium
Whelping kennel
AKC#

Nine litter mates...

Tallulah BLGX F
Raised by
Status

Tarragon BLGXF
Raised by
Status

Tiger BLGXM
Raised by
Status

Tildy YLGXF
Raised by
Status

Timmy YLGXM
Raised by
Status

Todd BLGXM
Raised by
Status

Toro YLGXM
Raised by
Status

Trevino YLGXM
Raised by
Status

Truman BLGXM
Raised by
Status
 
 

Riviera

YLGXF
462A
DOB June 24, 2003

Sire - Desmond YLM
Whelping kennel
AKC#

Dam - Tiara GR medium
Whelping kennel
AKC#

Nine litter mates...

Ralphie YLGXM
Raised by
Status

Raquel YLGXF
Raised by
Status

Raymond YLGXM
Raised by
Status

Riviera YLGXF
Raised by
Status

Ronald YLGXM
Raised by
Status

Rosie YLGXF
Raised by
Status

Rowan YLGXM
Raised by
Status

Rumba YLGXF
Raised by
Status

Rupert YLGXM
Raised by
Status
 
 

Cosima

BLF
4C44
DOB Dec 01, 2003

Sire - Lennon BLM
Whelping kennel
AKC#

Dam - Trenna YLF
Whelping kennel
AKC#

Nine litter mates...

Carl BLM
Raised by
Status

Carnie BLF
Raised by
Status

Charys YLF
Raised by
Status

Cherub YLF
Raised by
Status

Chipper YLM
Raised by
Status

Cosima BLF
Raised by
Status
Raised by Joanne and Ken of Mesa, AZ

Coulter BLM
Raised by
Status

Crystal BLF
Raised by
Status

Cupid BLF
Raised by
Status
 
 

Samantha "Sammy"

LGXF
4A49
DOB - April 02, 2003

Sire - Folsom YLM
Whelping kennel
AKC#

Dam - Flirt Medium GRF
Whelping kennel
AKC#

Nine litter mates...

Sabato M
Raised by
Status

Samantha F
Raised by Alan and Barbara of Phoenix, AZ
Kept "Sammy" while raisers were in Europe for the summer

Sanborn M
Raised by
Status

Satchel M
Raised by
Status

Shasta F
Raised by
Status

Simone F
Raised by
Status

Sinatra M
Raised by
Status

Spike M
Raised by
Status

Sydney F
Raised by
Status
 
 

Cupid

BLFI
4C45
DOB Dec 01, 2003

Sire - Lennon BLM
Whelping kennel
AKC#

Dam - Trenna YLF
Whelping kennel
AKC#

Nine litter mates...

Carl BLM
Raised by
Status

Carnie BLF
Raised by
Status

Charys YLF
Raised by
Status

Cherub YLF
Raised by
Status

Chipper YLM
Raised by
Status

Cosima BLF
Raised by
Status

Coulter BLM
Raised by
Status

Crystal BLF
Raised by
Status

Cupid BLF
Raised by
Status
 
 

Frosty

YLFI
492C
DOB Mar 28, 2004

Sire - Kentucky YLM
AKC#
Whelping kennel

Dam - Rosalyn YLF
Whelping kennel
AKC#

Six litter mates...

Farallon YLM
Raised by
Status

Fletch YLM
Raised by
Status

Flagstaff YLF
co-raised by
Robert and Sandy Thomas, Gilbert, AZ
Rich and Robin Naegeli,  Gilbert, AZ
Adopted by
Bob and Debbi Pangrazi, Tempe, AZ

Fowler YLM
Raised by
Status

Friday YLF
Raised by
Status

Frosty YLF
Raised by
Status
 
 

Isla

BLFI
3B50
DOB

Sire - Name
Whelping kennel
AKC#

Dam - Name
Whelping kennel
AKC#

Raised by LaNeta and KiLynn of Chandler, AZ
Became breeder dam
 
 

Gillis

YLM
47E7
DOB Oct 20, 2004

Sire - Astro YLM
Whelping kennel
AKC#

Dam - Joyann
Whelping kennel
AKC#

Five litter mates...

Garvey YLM
Puppy Raiser
Status

George YLM
Raised by
Status

Gillis YLM
Raised by Sandy & Kevin Lynch, Chandler, AZ
Graduated with Joe xxxx, xxxx,xx

Godfrey YLM
Raised by
Status

Gregor
Raised by
Status
 
 

Renata

GRFI
4E28
DOB Aug 15, 2004

Sire - Rider GRM Medium
Whelping kennel
AKC#

Dam - Flirt GRF Medium
Whelping kennel
AKC#

Eight litter mates...

Rainey M Med
Raised by
Status

Ramada F Med
Raised by
Status

Raven F Med
Raised by
Status

Remmington M Med
Raised by
Status

Renata F Med
Raised by Alexa and Lynn of Cave Creek, AZ
 

Rigby F Med
Raised by
Status

Robinette F Med
Raised by
Status

Ryka F Med
Raised by
Status

*Renata was a "kindred spirit".  Our Jill and Renata are cousins.  Taro, Jill's father, is the grandfather of Renata.  Taro also fathered Flirt, Renata's mother.  We kept Renata while she was "in season" Sept 6, 2005 - Oct 4, 2005.
 
 

Plateau

YLFI
4E14
DOB Aug. 13, 2004

Sire Tiburon YLM
Whelping kennel
AKC#

Dam Belinda YLF
Whelping kennel
AKC#

Eight litter mates...

Palm YLF
Raised by
Status

Parkay YLF
Raised by
Status

Parnella YLF
Raised by
Status

Patterson YLM
Raised by
Status

Penelope YLF
Raised by
Status

Plateau YLF
Raised by Judy and Dave of Chandler, AZ
Status

Pollyann YLF
Raised by
Status

Prize YLF
Raised by
Status

*Kept Plateau while in season - Sept 26 2005 - Oct 23 2005
 
 
 

Blancett

YLFI
 ID
DOB

Sire xxxxxx YLM
Whelping kennel
AKC#

Dam xxxxxx YLF
Whelping kennel
AKC#

# litter mates...

Blancett
Raised by Susan and Allison of Chandler, AZ
Status

* Kept her while she was in season,xxx. xx xxxx - xxx. xx xxxx.
 
 

Montgomery

YLMI
Raised by Rich and Robin Naegeli, Mesa, AZ
Career Changed for hip problem
Adopted by Rich and Robin Naegeli, Gilbert, AZ
 

Marney
YLFI
Raised by Rich and Robin Naegeli, Gilbert, AZ
Became a Buddy Dog then Career Changed - gathered and hid the blind child's toys
Adopted by Rich and Robin Naegeli, Gilbert, AZ
 

Jilly
YLGX
Raised by Elizabeth
Phoenix Guide Dog Puppy Raiser
for Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc., San Rafael, California
One of nine puppies arriving by puppy truck at Yuma, Arizona
Two puppies stayed at Yuma, seven were picked up by Beth and Sara Oliver and brought to Tempe, Arizona in kennels in her SUV.

Arlene
YLGX
Raised by Fletcher,
Phoenix Guide Dog Puppy Raiser
for Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc., San Rafael, California
One of nine puppies arriving by puppy truck at Yuma, Arizona
Two puppies stayed at Yuma, seven were picked up by Beth and Sara Oliver and brought to Tempe, Arizona in kennels in her SUV.
 
 

Pets

Brownie

H57M
DOB
Blue Springs, Tennessee
Passed over the rainbow bridge in 19xx
 
 

Whitie

H57F
DOB
Blue Springs, Tennessee
Passed over the rainbow bridge in 19xx
 
 

Dixie

H57M
DOB
Chapman, Ala
Passed over the rainbow bridge in 19xx
 
 

Spike

GSM
DOB
Big Springs, Tennessee
Haynesville, Virginia

Sire xxxxxx GSM
Whelping kennel
AKC#

Dam xxxxxx GSMF
Whelping kennel
AKC#

Born in litter of ten in Cleveland, Tennessee.  Father and Mother Registered by Rev. Phillips.  As a college freshman at Lee College, now Lee University, Robert brought this puppy home, in his mint green 1963 Volkswagon (the one without brakes), to Haynesville, Virginia.

Passed over the rainbow bridge in 19xx
 
 

Sioux le Belle

BHF
DOB
AKC#

Sire - Name
Whelping kennel
AKC#

Dam - Name
Whelping kennel
AKC#
 

Mesa, AZ

Passed over the rainbow bridge in 197x
 

Goulosh

BHmixF
DOB
Mesa, AZ

Sire - Hacksaw H57

Dam - Sioux le Belle

Passed over the rainbow bridge in 197x
 
 

Puddin'

Black CockerPooM
DOB
Mesa, AZ

Sire - Name
Whelping kennel
AKC#

Dam - Name
Whelping kennel
AKC#

Robert's faithful fishing partner, Puddin, could often be found in Robert's, double-ended Coleman Canoe, powered by a two horse Evinrude.   This human/canine team fished South Central Arizona lakes (Saquaro, Canyon, Apache, Horseshoe, Bartlett Lakes) near Phoenix Arizona.

Robert was so stressed by Puddin's heart attack, that, four hours later, he too was  hospitalized for the same.  In Mesa Lutheran Hospital's ER, according to Mesa Veterinarian Hospital staff, Robert called about every fifteen minutes, checking on Puddin's condition.  Later, MVH staff said that they told the vets "it's Mr. IV Morphine calling about Puddin AGAIN."  Puddin's CV meds were more expensive than Robert's.  A few months later, in 2001, at 11 1/2 years, a nice vet assisted Puddin in passing over the rainbow bridge in Robert's lap on our kitchen floor.  Robert said, "I will never, ever, get another dog."  Puddin's urn is in Robert's home office beside Rusty's urn.
 
 

Rusty

RRM Rhodesian Ridgeback male
DOB abt. Oct. 10, 1994

Approx. 9 mo. old puppy stray appeared in our neighborhood in Mesa, AZ, in May 1995.  Evaluated by professional protection dog organization.  Rusty is a natural protection dog.  Protects himself, territory (home) and me.  Leash guides bilaterally with Jill when protection may be necessary.  Also, leash/gentle leader guides on left side, white cane on right side.

Passed over the rainbow bridge in 2007.
 
 

Lil' Baer

Shephard Chow Mix
DOB - abt Oct. 10, 1998

In Dec. 1999, pulling into our driveway one night, at our residence, in Mesa, AZ, a ? weeks old fuzzy puppy stray ran underneath our van.  Robert coaxed her out and said, "It's a lab!".  We adopted this "cuter than cute" puppy.   Later, our grandchildren  adopted Lil' Baer.  Baer would run up under the bed and, playfully growl and attack the arms and hands of anyone attempting to retrieve her.
 
 

Aiden Journal

YLF
DOB xxx xx, 2006

Sire - YLM
Whelping kennel
AKC#

Dam - YLF
Whelping kennel
AKC#

litter mates...

Aiden replaced Journal.
 Journal passed over the rainbow bridge on Mar. 09, 2006.
 
 

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Robert M. Thomas
Academic Professional Faculty Emeritus
Arizona State University
Tempe, Arizona
85234

evesmaster@msn.com
 

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