It was the perfect friendship. We would run and play together; he was by my side everywhere I went. He always sensed when something was wrong, and was there to comfort me. Gambit was my best friend through my most difficult year in high school. And even though I could never have made it through that tough year without him, when it was over, I had to give him up.
This very special friendship began when I joined 4-H and became part of its Seeing Eye puppy project. I attended meetings and learned training techniques, but each month I found it harder to be there without a pup of my own and watch everyone else try new techniques with their pups.
Finally the long-awaited day arrived. Gambit was only seven weeks old, and it was love at first sight. He was the cutest pup I had ever set eyes on. I couldn't wait to spend every minute training and playing with him.
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