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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 29, 2008

Weekly update – 41 weeks

Although Harry has a new cushion pad for the bottom of his bed he’s showing great reluctance to change. He just loves the one that’s in there now, so as long as he doesn’t start to chew at the small hole in it, we’re just going to leave it in there for a while longer.

In fact, since the weather turned colder he’s also stashed his spare cushion in there – the very small one he used when he first came to Number 58. It makes for a very warm and cosy den, one which he’s very partial to, and one which he doesn’t like to leave first thing in the morning. Harry has never been an early riser, but on these chilly mornings it’s proving very difficult to get him to leave his bed. Instead of greeting us at the kitchen door, he now just lies there thumping his tail with pleasure.

Harry in his bed

As far as Harry is concerned he’s had a brilliant week this week. He’s done lots of trips out to shops, supermarkets, cafes and the pet shop and travelled by bus, train and car. His fitness levels are returning to normal and he has much more stamina than he did last week, so he’s been able to manage a couple of much longer free runs on the moors and in the woods.

Harry’s also been on a weekend away. This was a great treat for Harry as it meant a couple of trips to the beach. Harry loves the beach – his nose starts to twitch with pleasure as soon as we’re within striking distance of the sea. By the time we’re parking the car he’s almost delirious with excitement, and trying to walk the last few yards down to the beach on the lead is almost more than he can bear.

Harry had a marvellous time playing in the waves, even if the water was freezing cold, but his favourite thing to do on the beach is digging. And when there’s already a huge hole there, that someone else started, well he just has to lend a hand. Or should that be paw?

Harry and a very large hole in the sand


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