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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.

October 9, 2008

Today’s the day

Today has been marked on our calendar for a little while now, with the word ‘vet’ marked on it – in big, bold capital letters.

Today’s the day Harry was scheduled to have that little operation.

We dropped Harry off at 8.30 am, and as usual, he was really pleased to be going to see the vet. He went in all excited, tail wagging furiously and greeted everyone with his usual charm. After a brief chat with the vet about the procedure involved, we left – leaving Harry behind.

I’d like to say we did something really productive with the day, but we didn’t. We kept looking at the clock wondering how he was getting on. Just after lunch the nurse rang to say he was fine and we could collect him at 2.30. We raced round the house doing all the chores we’d promised ourselves we would do, completing them in record time and then rushed off to the vets.

As soon as we entered we could hear him. He was objecting in the strongest possible terms to his confinement. We had a longer chat with the vet this time about Harry’s post operative care and what to expect. The vet also explained that in addition to his operation, they had also done a biopsy of the skin around his neck to try and find the cause of the persistent redness. All their initial tests had proved to be negative so a sample of the biopsy will be sent away to the lab for further investigation.

With all the talking done Harry was finally brought out to see us. He looked very sorry for himself but his tail was still wagging – at a furious rate.

Harry hasn’t really been in the mood for photographs today, so instead he thought you might like to take a look at this. He might be feeling a bit under the weather, but he’s still thinking about the great day out he had on Tuesday.


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