The Re-Launch of

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It feels like it’s been months since I wrote a blog post…wait a second it has been almost two months since I wrote my last post about the Shelter Me DVD at Redbox.  Linda wrote the last published post on her Guide Dog Story.

I must say stuff happens that sometimes gets in the way of blogging.  I wish I could write a riveting blog post every day, but sadly that is almost never the case.

Beginning today I have a series of posts to update you on some of the happenings around the Puppy In Training household starting with…

Orange County Guide Dogs of America (OCGDA)

This project has been nearly a year in the making.  If you go to the Wayback Machine you’ll see that our Orange County Guide Dogs of America group site, was live from 2007 – 2012, but unfortunately some technical glitches brought it down and over the past few weeks/months I re-acquired the domain name and re-launched the site.  Take a look at the all new website:

OCGDA Website
New and Improved OCGDA Website!

What Is The Website?

Yep, I knew that would be your second question…

The website is for and about our Orange County Guide Dogs of America Puppies and Puppy Raisers.  The site is still a work in progress and my goal is to provide as much information as possible to our group members as well as information for people interested in raising a puppy for Guide Dogs of America.  A few things you will find on

  1. Puppy Profiles (work in progress) – Working on getting pictures and profiles of all our puppies.
  2. Calendar of Events – Shows our upcoming group outings.
  3. Latest News – I hope to put together a post with lots of pics for each of our outings.
  4. Forms – An easy place to find important puppy raiser forms.
  5. General Information – Lots of general information that will hopefully help past, present, and future puppy raisers.

This is one of the projects I’ve been working on over the past few months and I’m hoping it’s helpful to our Puppy Raiser group.  I’m hoping to have it all setup and ready to go before our next group meeting in mid-July.

By the way, on top of I’ve been working on 5 other small websites (non-puppy related) outside of my regular 40 hour a week work load…no wonder why I’m not having the time to blog…ugghhh…

If you have a moment please take a look at and let me know what you think.  As I mentioned it’s still a work in progress and I’ll be making tons of updates in the coming weeks.

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  1. Finally, evidence that you aren’t super human and can’t manage guide dog pups, work, blogging, etc. without stopping to breathe, eat, and rest. 🙂

    The OCGD site looks great. Nonprofits never have the resources they need to keep up with technology. I’m sure they’re really thankful to have your help.

    1. Hi Pamela,

      I think I may have overextended myself this time. On top of everything I’ve been trying to sell my condo and purchase a house. It’s been a little lot stressful. I finally moved over to Feedly and I’ve been trying to keep up on my reading. Can you please add a few extra hours to the day? Thank you!

      Thanks about the OCGDA site. I really like the way it came out. Someday I’ll work on my own blog design.

      Take care,

  2. Wow Colby you have been busy. What a beautiful site that OCGDA is. You’ve done a really great job on it. Congratulations!

    Looking forward to seeing some more posts from you.

    1. Thanks Jodi! I like the way it turned out. I need to start working on the site design for this blog someday. I’m going to try and get more posts out, but I’m not sure I will have the time.

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