ROSEBURG, Ore. -- A truck full of puppies stopped in Roseburg, and one by one, they piled out to play.
The Puppy Truck is a school bus of sorts. That's because these youngsters are in training to become guide dogs for the blind.
Every interaction with people, even nibbling on someone's fingers, is a lesson.
Terri Jo Morgan, leader of Umpqua Valley Guiding Eyes, told KPIC News that although puppies can be mischievous, it's all for a good reason. "I've been doing it for about 15 years, and the best thing I can tell you is, when you see that little puppy that you took that chewed up your shoe and peed on your floor, open up a world of freedom for a blind person."
The puppies were on the way to "Fun Day" at the Oregon campus of Guide Dogs for the Blind.
Once they arrive, they will play games and say good bye to each other.
Then, they will be given away to good homes that will train them for their future careers.