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Julia Elizabeth  Animal lover, world traveler, swimmer, Girl Scout, puppy raiser & intern at the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind, bio nerd & Georgia Bulldog!🐾

Today I got to do my first blindfold walks with the guide dogs I've been shadowing throughout their training this summer. I had to quickly learn to put trust in this dog, and the rest of my senses were heightened like I couldn't believe. It was definitely a great experience getting to see what our clients experience with their dogs! Before I knew it I was following his movements and he took me right to Panera for lunch ☺️
This video shows me walking with a yellow lab after a street crossing, and my first puppy advisor, Cristina, is with us! It was so cool to come full circle from her teaching me how to puppy raise, to how to work with a guide dog!! Thanks to Anna and Cameron as well for capturing this moment and teaching me all of the footwork, cues, and goals of Guide work over the past weeks, and Jackie too, of course!! It's been an incredible ride and such a rewarding experience❤️

2 weeks left with my love❤️

Beautiful working boy on a warm summer day!

As of today, I am not only an aunt to this beautiful boy, but I also became his Godmother. I am so proud to play this role in your life and to be by your side during your baptism. God Bless Logan Joseph❤️

Welcome to the world, little one💙

Today I learned how to run the puppy testing that we do at the Guide Dog Foundation when puppies are eight weeks old! This is a temperament test that gives us an idea of how puppies respond and different situations and stimuli that we present to them. One of the things we do is see how the puppies respond to an adult dog, and Colby fit the bill! He had an awesome time and loved seeing a little puppies and working for kibble😂After watching just a few tests get performed, I was ready to do them myself and I can't wait until the next litter that I get to test :)
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Photo shows an eight week old female yellow lab being held with an arm across her chest and her paws resting on the arm in front of her and looking at the camera.

Nursery fun🐾

I love my life and all of the opportunities that have come my way! It's smudge-ilicious😍

My little older sister graduated from college yesterday!!! Sara, I am so proud of all of your accomplishments and your determination to make this world a better place. John Jay was just the beginning for you, I'm so excited to watch you follow your dreams and see where life takes you in the criminal justice system! Now go fight some crime☺️☺️

I have many titles, but "aunt" is by far my favorite💙

I want to wish a very happy mother's day to two of the most important women in my life. Mom, thank you for being there and supporting me (and Colby) through thick and thin. Eliana, you are a rockstar and a supermom! Thank you for bringing such a beautiful little boy into our lives! I love you both!! Today we also remember our wonderful Nana, who I miss so much. I know she would be so happy to see how much we've all grown and changed, and she would have loved Logan too!!

This is the perfect moment to capture and cherish forever. Brooklyn Bridge, blue skies, my boy and my best friend behind the camera!

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