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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.

September 8, 2008

The One With No Name

Out of all of Harry’s new toys we have struggled to give this one a name.

Harry and his new toy

Most of his toys have names, this is not because we’re crazy (although that’s debatable) but because it just makes our lives simpler. We always try to rotate Harry’s toys so that he doesn’t get bored with them, so a typical conversation here at Number 58 will go along the lines of ‘Which toy did Harry have yesterday?’ and the answer to that question could be Spike, Ducky, Sammy or Nelly etc. If they didn’t have names then the answer would probably go ‘Oh, you know. The round one, the thing with the different coloured furry spikes on it.’ Answering ‘Spike’ is just so much easier.

The other reason for all the toys to have names is that we often play hide and seek with them. If Harry is looking particularly bored or wants to play at an inappropriate time, we’ll ask him to ‘Find Sammy’ or ‘Find Nelly’‘. This is a very useful game and can mean the difference between catching the end of a TV programme or not. Harry has brilliant timing and usually gets bored when there’s only 5 minutes or so left of the film we’ve been watching for the last 2 hours.

But this particular new addition has us totally dumbfounded. At first glance it looks like three runner beans just waiting to be picked,

The One With No Name

then again, it could be almost half an octopus, and after a while it starts to look like a trio of Little Green Men from planet Mars. Has anyone got any ideas for a name for this thing?


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