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I saw this article early in the week on Paula Abdul Surprises Idol’s Scott MacIntyre with Guide Dog, but I’m just finally getting a chance to post a short article. Actually throughout the week my RSS reader has been filling up with other articles and commentary about Paula Abdul’s Surprise Guide Dog.
American Idol Star to Get Guide Dog
Actually the main thing that caught my attention was the Guide Dog organization that will supply Scott MacIntrye with a guide dog: Guide Dogs of America! Yep, isn’t that exciting!
If you haven’t already take a look at the article on Eonline. Check out the video from the article…if you’re a GDA puppy raiser I’m sure you’ll recognize the GDA campus in the video footage.
Guide Dogs of America Puppies
After reading the article headline, I thought he was in the last graduating class with our friend Jamaica. After reading the entire article the press conference was on Friday, not Sunday (GDA graduation day) and Scott won’t start training at GDA until after the America Idol tour ends on September 15th.
Now a few things started racing through my mind after I saw this news. First, what graduating class is Scott going to graduate from and will he get one of the dogs from our Orange County group. Now I’m speculating, but if he is really serious about getting a Guide Dog then the earliest he’d be able to start training is after the American Idol tour ended. That means he’d have a shot at graduating in the October 25th, 2009 graduation. I’m going to guess it’s fairly unlikely he would graduate on that date, but just in case I took a look at the OCGDA website to see what dogs were in for training. Lex, a black lab and Egan a black and tan labrador retriever are both at GDA and could potentially graduate on that date.
The next two graduation dates after that are January 31st 2010 and May 2nd 2010. That means Dexter and Dutch could have a chance at being on a celebrity guide dog team.
Anyways, I’m glad Guide Dogs of America is getting publicity and hopefully it’s helping with donations during this recession.