Well, what a difference a couple of days make. One day I’m a guide dog in training and then “poof”, I’m unemployed due to a disability. And then a few days later, I’m hired as the “Ambassador for Kenmure Fights Cancer”. GDF was right to release me from training. My physical issue would have made it difficult for a blind person to take proper care of me. My humans were very sad about this for about two days because they had high hopes for me as a guide dog. But since they love me they decided to adopt me so I could stay with them and bug Levi.
But then something really exciting happened. Mrs. Susan Bush, who is the Chairman of Kenmure Fights Cancer, asked my mom if I would be the “Ambassador” for this year’s annual fund raiser in the Kenmure community that gives funds to the two local hospitals for their cancer units. If you recall, KFC was one of the charities my dad rode cross-country for and raised a lot of money. Now they want me to help and be a big part of the project.
Now I don’t really understand human words that much, but when my mom was talking to Mrs. Bush her face turned from sad to very excited and then she got these little water droplets rolling down her cheeks. I get “eye buggers” every so often but these water droplets were new to me. Anyway, Mrs. Bush wanted me to be an active member of the committee and make appearances at the events. I’m going to help my mom sell “mulligans” to the golfers, who will be playing in the KFC tournament. I think I’m going to sell “Quilligans”. I’m pretty sure people will pay money to have a picture taken with me and make a donation to KFC.
This will be a really neat job for me. You know, dogs get cancer too. Before I arrived at my humans’ home, they had had some of their dogs experience cancer. So I am glad that I will not only be helping my parents’ human friends but at the same time I may be helping my dog friends.
I’m also going to attend committee meetings and the many events that will be taking place this summer. I’m going to be very busy the next few months but I’m really excited that I have a new job that will help people in a unique way. I’m so cool!
I will be doing a weekly blog on my dad’s web site www.iBike4Them.org. You have seen my personal blogs in the past but this one will focus on my activities with the KFC Committee and my attendance at the events. I’m calling my blog “iBark4Them”. Catchy huh? So tune in each week on my dad’s site and you will be able to read all about my new adventure. I’m sorry my mom’s eyes are leaking but she seems very happy now that I have a new important job. I’m going to work really hard to make her proud.
Note: I was just in the office with my mom. I found a kleenex and was chewing on it. My mom said “Quincy, Ambassadors don’t chew on Kleenex!” This job may be tougher than I thought.
Another Note: Mrs. Bush sent out an email to her committee members. In it she said that my dad would be writing my blog. No way!!! I write my own blogs. My dad is cleaver but not as adorable as I am. The hard part is getting my left paw to hit the “A” without hitting the “Q” at the same time. But I’ll manage.