In the photo below only seven of the eleven are piled together. It wasn't particularly cool, but I guess they wanted to stay together for the warmth. When they are eight weeks old they will each go to a puppy raiser where they will stay for 16 months or more and then they will begin working with professional trainers for another six to nine months. The dogs who become certified assistance dogs will be about two and a half years old when they begin working with their disabled persons. The average work life is about ten years.
The Hawaiian contingent is touring Napa County, but will be back with us in the evening.
I will have the day to myself and want to put some time into my Etsy store. I have a banner to draw, some policies to list and I need to start painting a series of giraffes. Once I get this thing in motion I will be having so much fun!