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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.

August 6, 2008

Weekly update – 29 weeks

Harry is now 29 weeks old and has finally hit 30 kg in weight. Although we’d planned to only weigh Harry every month, we took the opportunity of our visit to the vet on Monday to have him weighed.

It’s been a bit of a quiet week for Harry. Given his recent tummy trouble we haven’t really been on any long trips out to town and what trips we have taken have been planned around his frequent visits to the bathroom.

Posing in the flower bed

Harry did get to go to the Pilates class though. He’s so relaxed about it all that he now doesn’t even bother saying hello to everyone, he just goes over to his regular space, lies down and starts to snooze. Even the recent introduction of the large exercise balls in class didn’t bother him, he sort of raised his eyebrow briefly as if to say ‘what on earth are those humans doing now’? and carried on with the serious business of snoozing.

The introduction of the blue tabard has gone down very well. Harry hasn’t tried to chew it, or wriggle out of it, and he stands patiently while we put it on. His behaviour when he wears it has been exemplary – it’s almost as if he knows that when he’s got it on a certain standard of behaviour is required. Sometimes it even seems as though he holds his head held just a little bit higher than normal when he’s wearing it.

Posing in his tabard

Harry’s highlight this week has undoubtedly been the temporary change in his diet. Harry has always approached his food with real enthusiasm, but he has taken to chicken and rice with what can only be described as exhilaration. In fact he’s been spending much more time hanging around the kitchen ever hopeful that more might just magically appear in his bowl.

We hope he’s not going to be too disappointed over the next few days as he gradually goes back to his regular dried food.