Or perhaps this should be entitled “puppy news”! Here is one of the major reasons I haven’t been as active online recently as I might have liked. Meet Ethel, our new sponsored Guide Dog Puppy! Ethel is 4 months old now, bright as a button and very cute. She has been keeping us all busy and … Continue reading Writing News
This week a really lovely thing happened; we were invited to visit our guide dog puppy Rochester, who is at the end of his Advanced Training. We puppy walked Rochester last year and waved him off to Guide Dog School in February. He has now completed his training and will shortly be matched up with … Continue reading Rochester Graduates!
No, I’m not talking about the Charlotte Bronte classic today although it’s irresistible to post up a picture of Toby Stephens doing his best Rochester smoulder. Today I am feeling like a very proud parent because our local Guide Dogs Calendar for 2013 has been published and the cover star there in the centre is … Continue reading Mr Rochester – Cover Star!
One of the things that I particularly enjoyed about my recent trip to Edinburgh was a trip around some of the most haunted spots in the city. We hadn’t deliberately set out to do a ghost walk but on one of the days we visited The Real Mary King’s Close, Gladstone’s Land and Greyfriars’ churchyard … Continue reading Most Haunted!
I’m back from the fabulous RNA Conference 2012! Every year I say that the conference was the best ever and this year that’s definitely true. It was great! Great food (the cakes were amazing!), great talks and great shoes! There are lots of fun reports here on the RNA blog. After the conference I headed … Continue reading Magical History Tour Part 1
I can’t believe it’s almost the end of June. It’s been a really busy month here. Time just seems to rush past so quickly! Some great things have happened though, most particularly the Diamond Jubilee celebrations at the beginning of the month and our special tour of the Guide Dog Puppy Centre last week. I also had a … Continue reading Coming Soon!
On Tuesday this week I had the huge pleasure of a special trip to the Guide Dog Puppy Breeding Centre at Leamington Spa. I am very proud to work for UK Guide Dogs as a volunteer puppy walker and visiting the breeding centre helped me to see the work that we do in a wider perspective. … Continue reading To The Manor (or manner) Born!
First of all a big thank you to those of you who entered the Notorious contest. The winner is Amy who wins a selection of books and some goodies from Highclere Castle, the home of Downton Abbey. Congratulations, Amy! I’ll be blogging about Highclere/Downton next week. Don’t miss it! Here is Rochester the Guide Dog Puppy with … Continue reading Prizewinners and another contest!
Today I am blogging about Rochester the guide dog puppy and his work over at the Word Wench blog. The link is here! I’ve also mentioned a little bit of history. I’ve been fascinated by the history of the domestic dog for a long time, and their close relationship with humans. It’s also wonderful to … Continue reading Inspiration from Rochester!
This is Rochester, our seven week old guide dog puppy. He arrived yesterday and is settling in nicely! He is a confident and clever little puppy who is quick to learn. During the coming year, Rochester will be taking his first steps towards becoming a fully qualified guide dog for the blind. Rochester has his … Continue reading Introducing Rochester