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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 24, 2008

Weekly update – 36 weeks

Harry’s week has been a mixture of highs and lows. He thoroughly enjoyed the beginning of the week while we still on holiday, but now we’re back home he’s sulking at the normality of it all. He just can’t understand why we’re not going to the beach everyday.

Harry sulking

Harry’s not the only one that’s not happy about being home. On our return from holiday we found we had a disaster on our hands. When the Number 58 computer was switched on all it could manage was a black screen with a few words of gobbledegook on it. Technoman (a.k.a.Steve) spent a long time trying to sort it out, only to announce hours later, that it had gone phut and was now officially kaput.  My beautiful computer with over 6,500 photographs and every piece of music we’ve ever owned is dead. The hard drive has been fried.

The good news is, that for some reason, I insisted that Technoman do a complete back-up the morning we left for holiday. (He was later heard chuntering that didn’t he have enough to do already?)  So, now we have a new computer, but it’s strange, very stange, and seems to work in mysterious ways. Fortunately everything has been recovered via the back-up, but things are not where I left them, photos are not in the correct folders and documents are all over the place. Don’t even mention my e-mail address book – it’s yet to be located. Every 15 seconds or so I’ve been asking Technoman “What’s this?” “Where’s that?” “How do I do. this?”. He’s so fed up that he’s run off to Leeds with Harry. Who knows if they’ll ever come back?

Ok. Rant over. Thank you for your patience. But if you’ve been wondering why Harry’s blog had gone quiet and then suddenly there’s 4 posts, well it’s something to do with having to buy a new computer. So, back to Harry.

Harry’s week away wasn’t all fun and games on the beach. He’s been to lots of new places and had a lot of new experiences in a busy market town, and since we’ve been back home he’s also been in to the city again. This week has also seen him trying to cock his leg when he needs to pee, instead of squatting. The first time he did it we couldn’t stop giggling, it seemed to happen by accident. Harry was on a free run – there was a patch of really tall grass and it was obviously tickling him as he squatted, so his right leg went up in the air. Trouble is he tried to raise it while still squatting, and almost fell in the process. He jumped back up, looked around indignantly and was all “who pushed me”? The second time, he didn’t attempt to do it from a squatting position, he just cocked his leg, but was so obviously fascinated by the whole process that he tried to turn around to watch. The end result was just the same and over he went again, as indignant as ever.

Harry’s highlight of the week could be any one of his adventures from his holiday. Most likely he would choose one of his romps through the sand dunes, although we probably wouldn’t agree – after his rolling episode we got very nervous in those dunes.

Harry charging through the dunes


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