On a drizzly Sunday afternoon in October, Louis Braille School director Carolyn Meyer joined guide dog puppies-in-training and their trainers at Fall City Farms in the foothills of Washington’s Cascade mountains. The trainers, affiliated with Guide Dogs for the Blind in San Rafael, California, were from the Western Washington puppy training group. The crowd enjoyed freshly pressed apple juice, toured the working farm and purchased organic produce from the little store. One young pup showed up in a scarecrow costume in honor of the Halloween season.
For information about Guide Dogs for the Blind, visit www.guidedogs.com. To learn about puppy raising, click Programs/Dog Programs/Puppy Raising.
For information about the farm, go to www.fallcityfarms.com