The things Anya taught me were:
* you can be "almost perfect", but not "absolutely perfect"
*black is beautiful!
* act so that people call you "princess"
*each dog has it's own personality
*she was born to be a guide-some dogs just have it!
*dogs don't all chase balls-in fact, some dogs care less about balls!
Anya was an amazing dog! I knew from day 1 that she was going to be a guide dog, but she was one of the dogs that I would have kept in a heartbeat! Anya never actually made it to phase 10, she got put into class from phase 8. She graduated with her partner in November of 2003. She is still working in CA and has the most perfect person as her handler! Anya and her partner are two peas in a pod and it shows!