Friday, February 10, 2012

The Puppy is Coming + A Giveaway


I am happy to announce that after nearly a year of waiting, my first Seeing Eye puppy is on her way! For those of you who don't know me, I am a raiser for the Seeing Eye Inc. of Morristown, NJ, the oldest guide dog school in the United States. This year, TSE is celebrating their 70th year of puppy raising.

Puppies are assigned to families and individuals, whom they live with for anywhere from a year to 16 months. As a raiser, I will be training the puppy in obedience, house manners, and general desensitization to various locations and circumstances.

On Valentines Day, I know that I will be receiving a female Black Lab, who will be joining my five-year-old Chocolate Lab, Dakota, however, I do not know her name. The Seeing Eye names all of their puppies by assigning a letter to each litter in order of birth from A-Z. This makes it easy to recognize siblings and in fact, my puppy's sibling will belong to another member of my school club. What I do know is that she is from the "P" litter, meaning her name will start with a P.

And this is where you all come in! From now until 12:01 EST on February 14th, take a guess through the entry in the Rafflecopter widget below as to what "P" name you think she'll have!

There are three grand prizes up for grabs. The people who guess correctly will be entered to receive either the OPI Holland Mini Collection, the OPI Nicki Minaj Mini Collection, or a Valentines Day prize pack, which includes one full sized bottle of China Glaze Ring in the Red, and some other awesome surprises

However, I will pick seven random names, regardless of your guess, from the widget and each person will receive a mini CG Ruby Pumps and a mini Out the Door Top Coat. So even if you aren't correct, you still have a chance to win!

Good luck and get to guessing!

Princess Polish, Princess Puppy, and Little Miss "P"


a Rafflecopter giveaway

40 comments:

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  2. Penelope

    What a great job! How do you become a raiser? Do you go through special training?

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    1. It's a volunteer program, but I've been working with other puppies-in-training since I was a freshman. So I've become very familiar with the methods and process overall. :)

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  3. my comment is gone.... Where do we put our guess ... I say pipper

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    1. In the Rafflecopter widget, you must answer the question in order to officially enter. The name goes there. :)

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    2. the question asked what makes me smile though?? thats why im asking.....

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    3. Hey Sammi,

      I forgot to mention I fixed it shortly thereafter. All better now. :)

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  4. Thanks for a great giveaway! good luck with the new dog. I think it's great you're doing this!

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  5. Oooh, you better post photos of your pup <3

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  6. Congrats on the new baby, I love the smell of puppy breath!

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  7. It's a great thing that you are doing with the puppy. I know someone will be happy to get her.

    Thanks for the giveaway!!!!

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  8. that wonderful about the puppy i would love to do something like that! thanks for this giveaway!

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  9. Maybe her name will be Princess?

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  10. Congratulations on the new addition and thanks for the giveaway.

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  11. So amazing that you're raising a Seeing Eye Dog! Thank you for being so selfless! And thanks for the giveaway too! XOXO!

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  12. Found your blog through zoya's facebook. Love it already!

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  13. Such a sweet selfless act. I also found you from your post on Zoya's FB page. glad I did. blog is beautiful

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  14. Awww, it's inspiring that you are raising a seeing eye dog. Kudos to you. Thanks for all that you do- It is wonderful. P.S. I voted on the name Penelope. :]

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  15. such an AWESOME thing you do for others!! huge pat on your back!!! :o)

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  16. Such a wonderful thing to do! Love the giveaway too!

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  17. Great giveaway! Congrats on Puppy "P"!

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  18. I LOVE labs! I have an almost 2 year old chocolate female, myself. :)

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    1. They're adorable, aren't they? Although, they are the craziest of the three color labs!

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  19. I said Penelope after a character on Criminal Minds. I already filled out the form.


    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  20. I look forward to seeing pictures of the puppy.

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  21. Awww! I hope you love your doggie! and thanks 4 the giveaway!

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  22. This is so cool! Raising puppies for this cause sounds like such a rewarding experience! Congratulations on raising your first:)

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  23. best of luck with your new companion! i'm hoping my disabled vet husband will eventually get a service dog. cheers!

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  24. My dogs name is pinky and it is perfect for her. Good luck with your new little buddy

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  25. Great giveaway. Good luck with the pup!

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  26. Congrats and thanks for doing this! I'm guessing the name is Penny! I NEED pictures!!!

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  27. Congrats on the puppy! I can't wait to find out the actual name! :)

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