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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 27, 2008

Weekly update – 32 weeks

Harry has finally had his kennel cough vaccination as the final test result came back negative. He now has a clean bill of health following his spell of tummy trouble. It was all self-inflicted after he ate a particularly large lump of fresh, steaming cow poop which he thought was some sort of free lunch. We haven’t been anywhere near a cow since.

Behind the bars of the staircase

While at the vet we took the opportunity to weigh Harry and discovered that he’s now 32.2kg – that’s the same weight that our previous puppy Alfie was when he left us, and he was a big dog. We’re thinking of taking bets on how big Harry is actually going to be when he’s finished growing.

It’s been a week of firsts for Harry, first time in a pedestrian underpass, first time passing a field of sheep and first time in the city.  He handled the underpass really well despite all the echoing noises, but the sheep perplexed him. They all had tails, they were the right size, and they looked like puppies, but they didn’t smell right. Harry stood transfixed at the fence and just couldn’t work it out. Why didn’t they come over to play with him? And then one of them barked. Well, it wasn’t a bark really – it was more of a baaaa – and that just freaked him out. He came scampering back to hide behind our legs. What were these strange creatures?

Harry would say his highlight of the week was the return of summer and being able to lie out in the sunshine again, but we think his trip to the city was definitely his best bit. Even though he was shattered when he got home.

One shattered pup


  1. He is going to be so BIG!

    Comment by Brian Bell — September 2, 2008 @ 1:32 pm

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