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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 22, 2008

Weekly update – 40 weeks

Harry has had a much more interesting week this week as things have returned to normal after his operation. Once his stitches came out on Saturday morning it was all systems go and he couldn’t wait to out free running again, and although his general fitness level is not quite what it was, it doesn’t seem to slow him down – he just sleeps a lot more when he gets back home.

Harry in the garden - aged 40 weeeks

Harry’s fur has started to grow back in again, but he still has quite a bald patch where they took a biopsy of his skin to investigate the cause of the red patch around his neck. The good news is that the results have come back negative for all of the ominous things it might have been, but the bad news is that the vet can’t say for certain exactly what’s causing it. The best guess is a mild form of dermatitis which he’ll probably grow out of – it’s the equivalent of suffering from a bad case of teenage spots!

On top of all the prodding and poking that Harry’s endured recently, he’s also had to suffer further a further assault on one of his paws. A lump appeared last week, which then became raw and sore, so the vet has been prodding and poking that too. The verdict is that it’s another teenage ailment and it’ll disappear as fast as it appeared.

Harry’s also had a visit from his supervisor this week, who came to check on his progress. After observing Harry in his home environment, they went for a ride on the bus together. Harry, of course, thought it was a great opportunity to show off and behaved perfectly, apart from trying eat a bus ticket which had been discarded on the floor of the bus.

Harry’s best bit of the week was when Blaze came to visit. He really loved having her around, despite the fact that she kicked him out and took possession of his bed. He was distraught when she left and cried by the front door for a full twenty minutes.

Blaze looking very cute in front of Harry's bed

Harry would probably deny it, but he’s already putty in her paws. There’s going to be a time, in the not so distant future, when she’s going to run rings around him.


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