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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.

January 13, 2009

He’s back

We finally brought Harry back home from the vet’s about 7 pm last night with the news was that both the x-ray and blood tests showed nothing untoward. That said, there is obviously something wrong, as when the vet re-examined his abdomen while sedated, he still flinched. We left armed with 2 days supply of a special easily digestible dog food (to be given four times a day), a kaolin based medicine that looks a lot like chocolate sauce, and another appointment for first thing Wednesday morning.

We had been warned that Harry was still a little dopey and would probably sleep if off for an hour or so. 1½ hours later he managed to rouse himself from his bed and then stood looking totally stunned in the middle of the kitchen floor, crying pitifully.  All attempts to take him for a toilet stop in the garden failed, he didn’t want to go out the door. We tried to tempt him with some of the special tinned food we’d been given, but he turned his nose up at it. We were at a complete loss. Finally he settled down in the front room for another sleep and that’s when we discovered his bed was soaking wet – he’d peed in it while he was asleep.

Another hour passed, and this time when he woke he was hungry and tentatively managed to eat some food, topped off with the chocolate sauce medicine. He even managed to stagger outside to go to the toilet, although his back legs were still a very wobbly.

This morning Harry was much brighter and wolfed down his breakfast (having first viewed the new food with great suspicion), but he’s been sleeping an awful lot. Whether this is because he still doesn’t feel 100%, the after effects of the sedative or because the medicine is making him feel groggy, we have no idea.

We’re hoping there will be no discomfort tomorrow when the vet examines him again and that the special diet and medicine has worked it’s magic.

Fingers crossed.


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