|October 2010||Volume 10 Issue 2|
Meet some of our inspirational graduate teams that we've been privileged to work with during the past ten years.
My name is Casey Shannon and I was honored to join the HCI ohana recently when I received service dog, Gabe. "Angel Gabriel" is my constant companion and the best service dog ever! Gabe and I have a regular morning routine. He gets my leg brace and shoes, retrieves my cell phone, and delivers the mail so we can start our day. If I need my cane, he finds it and brings it to me. He patiently wears his harness, which helps support me so I can walk more easily, and he opens every door for me. If I drop anything, Gabe picks it up almost before it hits the ground. We are known as the "dynamic duo" at my work and in our neighborhood. Gabe is a happy guy and has a great sense of humor, he lifts my spirits every day. When the day is done, he curls up in bed next to me with his head on my chest for a well earned snooze. Gabe is "magic" and "love" all wrapped up in beautiful red fur with a jaunty wag of a tail and a big slobbery kiss. He also has sparkling brown eyes that always ask, "How can I help?"
Murphy, Pono & Maggie
Name the Puppy Contest
The next HCI puppy in training is on his way to Maui from Australia. We go through the alphabet naming the puppies - a lot like hurricanes! This puppy's name will begin with the letter "Q", which is a challenging one! Please send your ideas for his name to Info@HawaiiCanines.com. The winner will be announced in our next newsletter.