Puppy Page

Well, the loneliness got to be too much. Missing our buddy Hayes and decided to go out and get a pup of my own. This is Dabke. He’s a French Bulldog puppy and he’s mine! Yes, we will be going back to raising Guide Dogs for Guiding Eyes, but I needed snuggling ASAP and decided to try a little dog for a change.

For more information on Guiding Eyes, please visit their website at www.guidingeyes.org or click below:

Guiding Eyes for the Blind

Just like our kids, Hayes’ school has been closed due to COVID-19. Here he is hanging out with his new buddies until he can get back to training!

Hayes is in Specialized Training! That means he will be working with someone who has another disability in addition to blindness, such as balance issues, missing limb or deafness (just a few possible examples). We’re so proud of our boy and hope he graduates with honors! For more information, click on this link to see the Specialized Training Webinar conducted by the trainers at Guiding Eyes: https://youtu.be/e6QFuFYSpGE

We’re suffering from Empty Nest Syndrome here at Blue Ink Original.  Our boy is off to college – Guiding Eyes college.  Hayes past his entrance exam and is now in training and on his way to becoming a guide dog.  Very proud of our sweet boy and can’t wait to hear about his experiences.  Unfortunately, he can’t call home and tell us about his new dorm, his friends and his classes.  But we’re certain he’s enjoying the experience.  Study hard Hayes! We love and miss you!

I’m sure there will be a new Guiding Eyes for the Blind puppy joining us soon. We’ll keep on raising and they’ll keep on serving!

Well we’re doing it again. Meet Hayes! A sweet boy who came from Guiding Eyes on July 30, 2018. He’s adjusting beautifully to his office environment, but does need a nap every now and then.

This is Balsam! Jane picked her up from Guiding Eyes’ headquarters July 15, 2017. Balsam is very sweet and mellow.  Balsam returned to Guiding Eyes on August 13, 2018 and is officially in training.  Make us proud girl!


Naboo puppyPuppy Naboo came to us from New York where another volunteer began raising her.
Sorry to say, Naboo wasn’t meant for guide work. The training stressed her out. So, she will go on to be somebody’s excellent pet.

Our second puppy, Mint. Cute and full of mischief. Mint put her head up the chimney and came out with the marks on her head. Well, it was Ash Wednesday…
Mint graduated October 17, 2015 and is now a Guide Dog for Ann living in Michigan.


loretta1712We began raising Loretta in October of 2012
Loretta is officially a Guide Dog! She graduated September 13, 2014 and is now partnered with Barbara and living in Massachusetts.


2020 Update! Barbara and Loretta the traveling duo!