It was a sad day last month when we received the word that former Executive Director for Guide Dogs of Texas , Mike Mason, had died. He was loved by many for his friendliness, servant's heart and leadership abilities. Though GDTx has found another skilled leader, for which we are all thankful, there was no replacing Mike, the man. This picture was taken in May when Mason, the dog, met his namesake. The dog is just as spirited, friendly and fun loving as the man. We were blessed for having known Mike.
Even as we experience a loss Guide Dogs of Texas will soon be experiencing a gain. Another labradoodle will soon be our newest guide dog puppy in training. Michelle Pelletier, Larry Gelvin and I recently went to see and temperament test the new litter. They are all so cute. Mason now needs to be a good example to a fellow doodle. I think he's up for the challenge. He's maturing nicely - becoming an older and more obedient teenager. Yeah! More picture of him will be coming soon.