Today, a little Seeing Eye puppy, named Mikie, was delivered to her puppy raising family! Mikie is a female German shepherd who was named in honor of Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill, U.S. Representative for New Jersey's 11th congressional district. Mikie Sherrill is shown on her visit to The Seeing Eye in the fall.
Mikie the puppy will spend the next year with her volunteer puppy raiser family. When she is all grown up, she will be returned to The Seeing Eye in Morristown, N.J. to begin formal training and be matched with someone who is blind or visually impaired.
PD 1: A puppy portrait of Mikie the German shepherd puppy. She is seated on a white blanket against a blue background. She's looking at the camera with floppy ears. She's very fluffy with tan legs, cheeks and eyes, and a little white on her chest.
PD 2: Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill smiles as she hold a golden retriever puppy on the front patio of The Seeing Eye main campus during her visit last fall.
PD 3: Mikie the puppy is held by two young boys, with their parents standing nearby. The Seeing Eye van, with a logo on the door, is behind the family.
PD 4: A family photo of Mikie the puppy with her mother, and 5 brothers and sisters. They are just a few weeks old in this photo, and 4 of the puppies are nursing on their mother, who is a black and tan German shepherd, while two puppies sleep between her front legs.