This is not an event you will be able to bring your dog to, but something you may want to check out for yourself! Canine Companions for Independence graduation ceremony will be held this Saturday, August 14th at Noon in Oceanside. Graduations are open to the public and admission is free. Their website explains, "Canine Companion's graduation ceremonies occur four times a year. At these inspiring events, people with disabilities graduate with their new, highly-trained assistance dogs. These dogs have been in training for over two years and know approximately 50 commands including opening doors, turning on/off lights, and retrieving dropped objects. The graduation ceremony is the culmination of an intensive, residential, two-week Team Training course with these new human/canine partners at the Canine Companions Southwest Regional Training Center in Oceanside." Penny's cousin is a CCI doggy! He is so smart and sweet, and is such a gift to the people he serves!