Reyna, my little Guide Dog for the Blind puppy-in-training, just turned six months old.

I’m co-raising Reyna (who, despite her name, did not like last week’s rain) with a fellow club member, Stephanie. I hit the jackpot! Stephanie is a total delight–funny (an imperative quality when one works with puppies!), takes awesome pictures of a puppy who is constantly in motion (how does she get Reyna to be still for a pix?!) and sends them to me frequently (another plus). And I shouldn’t neglect mentioning that Steph also has excellent dog handling skills. The perfect co-raiser.

So Tuesday night is a big Halloween party for all of our local Guide Dog for the Blind pups…they’re showing up decked out. Dressing up is actually a good experience for the puppies-in-training…helps them to get comfortable with something on their bodies, like the training jackets or, eventually (hopefully!), the harness. This is a picture of Brent, one of my favorite puppies, taken a few years ago:

So…you can see my level of costume creativity in Brent’s photo. Moderate…one might say, kindly.

Stephanie, who is far more talented in just about everything than I am…is working on a Halloween costume for Reyna…whose name means “Queen” in Spanish.

Want to see a peek of our little Princess-in-training?

I think Reyna has already nailed that look of ennui so common to the Royals.

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