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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.

December 3, 2008

Weekly update – 46 weeks

Harry’s had a busy week this week, and it seems to have been Christmas themed all the way. Apart from his regular training walks he’s been out for his first Christmas lunch, complete with exuberant diners, party hats and Christmas crackers. He also attended Guide Dog puppy class which was the annual Christmas party for the pups.

On Saturday we took Harry to the village Christmas market where Guide Dogs had a stand. Harry is always happy to attend these fundraising events as his favourite black Labrador, Alma, is usually in attendance. He always puts on his best behaviour whenever she’s around and we swear, if he could, he would flutter his eyelashes at her.

Harry at the Guide Dog stand

After having a short rest at home, we went back to the Christmas market in time for the village Christmas lights to be switched on. By then it was really busy, with hundreds of people milling about and lots of interesting bits of food lying on the ground to tempt a hungry puppy, but Harry did well and showed great control in not scavenging.

Harry managed the huge crowd really well, but he did get a little surprised when he came face to face with a noisy diesel generator as we tried to take a short cut round the back of one of the stalls. When we eventually got him home we laughed when we realised he’d been walking around with a dollop of pink candy floss on his nose that someone must have dropped on him by accident.

Harry also came across Christmas wreaths for the first time, which he insisted on examining very closely. Something he probably won’t do again, as he got up a bit too close and personal with the holly.

Harry examines Christmas wreaths

Harry’s favourite bit of the week had to be the small snow flurry we had on Monday, he had so much fun chasing the individual snowflakes in the garden. No doubt he’s hoping the forecast is correct and that he’ll wake up to lots of it tomorrow morning.


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