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Hi. My name is Harry, I'm a Guide Dog Puppy in Training and this is my Blog.

Atherton Appeal

Harry supported Guide Dogs' appeal to equip the brand new training school for the North of England at Atherton. He was keen to help as he was to be one of the first puppies to train at the new school.

Harry was at the launch of the appeal on 7th October 2008 where he got to meet the Press. One of the newspaper articles can be seen here.

May 2, 2008


A couple of days ago we needed to go to the local garden centre to buy a new fence following Harry’s hurdling exploits. Harry trooped round like the perfect puppy and didn’t seem to mind at all when we stopped to admire this plant or that plant, or even the odd flower or bush.

With our new Harry-proof bit of fencing in hand, we headed towards the checkout. That’s when he saw them. The small decorative stone statues of animals. It was the tortoises that really got his attention. They had heads, they had four ‘paws’, and most importantly they had tails – surely they would play with him! He sniffed the air – something wasn’t quite right, so he shuffled forward a bit, but they didn’t move. Feeling particularly brave he went right up to one and nudged it with his nose, but still it didn’t move. Throwing caution to the wind, he gave a short bark, lay down and then rolled on his back. Surely they couldn’t resist this invitation to play? Sadly for Harry, they did.

Harry isn’t used to being ignored and took it badly. With a snort of disgust he stood up and sticking his chest out, he turned his back and made a huge show of examining the nearby plants and water features, harrumphing all the while.

It does seem though, that Harry has now developed a keen interest in botany, and in particular, flowers.

Studying a daffodil


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