Labs 'n Life- an initiative providing postive anticipation for youth at risk.
John (dec) and (princess) Dianna brought War (Cavajal Labcorps Luvnwar) to the battlefield, and supported us at trainings, beach walks and shows - even with equipment! Dianna has assisted crews with the preparation of morning tea. The Herseys have been ardent supporters of Labs 'n Life with a succession of dogs passing through their house! Oscar, Finn and Thatcher - with the latter claiming permanent residence status! They turned off the TV when Thatcher had her two pups -Reyne and Blair - and delighted in the entertainment they provided.
Christine, Amanda, Andrew and Mark had taken Charlie for 2 weeks - and they understand that at times time apppears to stand still! Charlie has been successfully placed with his new family. They have lent us the effervescent Roxie and made tie down stakes and contributed in so many other very meaningful ways. They have now taken Indigo - LNL's first brood bitch - on board for the term of her natural life. Indigo has been successful in the show ring and in tracking trials, and has recently been mated to produce Labs 'n Life's first home grown litter. Indigo is now in retiement from Labs 'n Life, now enjoying life in the country.
Agatha, who resides with Kym, Felicity, Simon and Ruby, will also produce a litter this year, as will Piper2 with Aileen and Marty.
Striker makes Mason very proud and feels protected; Dukey has given John the confidence attend school; and Finn is simply the best one for Matthew to unload conversations re frustrations etc onto. Although all four dogs were initially aimed at providing assistance for the ASD young people, it is significant that they also assist the entire family.
Scrooge has added another dimension to the lives of Ryan and Mason and their family, as has Tramp with Ethan, Phillip, Steven and family.
Rory has empowered his new bestie, and Grange is close to placement, as is Daintree.
Ross delivered Saga to programmes on a weekly basis, Leia and Julie and Bec and their families housed programme dogs and integrated them into their families. Paul, Nick and Mark pick up and deliver dogs for programme use.
Bec has looked after a number of dogs in training and now takes care of Grretta, and assists with programme presentation. Jess and her family have taken on Kitchener to introduce him to living with a loving family. Brood bitch Amber has found her seat on the couch with Trish.
Helen and family looked after the ever so handsome Cobalt, and the wrens have taken great care of (the famous) Amy. Tracey and Nick have noticed significant differences betwen Nanna Bella and Caddy, as has Jess and her family with Phoenix and Grange.
The energetic fundraising committee has kept food on the table for the Labs 'n Life dogs with a concerted effort throught the year.
Mari has been nothing short of fantastic with her ability to engage young people and secure trust and respect. She has certainly opened up her heart to the young people at Labs 'n Life. Mari's Galestorm Labradors contributed significantly to the success of Labs 'n Life - not least with Symore - the sire of Rigger, Indus and Bella.
Andrew Daly, Chris Muldoon and staff have assisted significantly in the setting up of Labs 'n Life. Their expert knowledge has assisted us to actually get up and running. Thankyou Chris for supporting the seeds of a vision.
Dogs SA have been very supportive of Labs 'n Life, enabling our young people to participate in formal competitions for dogs, in addition to making their grounds available for training.
A special thankyou to Wendy who has supported us and put us in touch with the great young people who comprise Labs 'n Life.
Please contact Sue at [email protected] or 0405 372243