Sunday, 29 June 2008

week one is over!

Week one is all over and done with and I have come home for a few hours today which is lovely, I have been really missing home especially as we are not always busy and do have quite a bit of free time in the evenings.

If I'm honest I think I'm going a bit stir crazy sitting around in the room so its lovely to be out on parole!

Training has been going really well and the bond between me and Gus is continuing to grow, he had great fun on a free running session this morning.

Week 2 as it were starts tomorrow morning with traffic work! and a few other bits and bobs, so far we, me and Gus have passed all are objectives this week so we are looking forward to some busier roots and a trip to shakeaway!

Tuesday, 24 June 2008

First steps

Wow the last few days have been a whilwind!

Gus was delivered on friday and spent the weekend settling in at home.

Thenn on monday we came to the hotel for our training and did lectures orintation and obiedence.

Today the day was split in to the morning had a more structured obeidence session and we worked on lead work on stairs and stuff, which gus did really well at.

Then this afternoon Gus was fitted with his white working harness and we did our first harness walk, it was absoulty amazing!

I was worried because of my balance problems and genral lack of co ordination that i would screw it up but it went really well aand i am so prowed of Gus he really is a little angel in harness bless him.

The bon between us has really developed well and he is allredy loved and one of the family.

P.S apologiesa for the lack of proof reading in this post having a few issues this evening but still wanted to post.

Sunday, 15 June 2008

Getting more exciting!

Wow! I have yet again had a slightly manic week, its just how things go at the moment a lot is happening to plan for Gus' arrival and I have been really busy with exams.

Gus' bed arrived and it is really nice, quite a lot bigger than I realised but I'm working on places to put it! For the first few weeks he will come with his Guide Dog bed that he knows so he doesn't freak out about everything being new.

I also found out that he is arriving this Friday! Its so exciting there is less than a week to go and then my baby boy comes to stay!

Also because he will have to go to the loo on concrete at uni and in the hotel they have arranged to build a temporary dog run in my back garden for him to use, my mum is also hoping Ian will use it but I personally don't hold up much hope of that one.

It's really good I'm getting him for the weekend before all the hard work really begins on Monday, but ideally I need to have all my packing done before he arrives so I have lots of time to spend bonding with him.

Talking of packing I'm going to be away for 2 weeks and I'm really not sure I have enough cloths! seriously I'm doing the sums in my head and I don't see it happening.

Lets look at this from my perspective OK I'm away 14 days, I'm the clumsiest person in the world ever, walking around outside in all weathers. I am easily going to need a T-shirt a day plus some some, that's say at least 20. Add to that jumpers, trousers shorts, plus my I pod speakers, All the dog stuff, at leas 3 lots of shoes, including waking boots and a borrowed laptop not of course forgetting PJ's and underwear!

So I have a lot to do still not to mention my last exam to get out of the way, and I am determined to get some baking done before I go away!

Saturday, 7 June 2008

Time has stopped

Wow it really seems like since I last posted on here time has stopped!

I found out yesterday that I will be training residentially with Gus on the 23rd of June, in a very posh hotel!

I'm so pleased I am going away to train it will give me and Gus some time to bond and because it will be in Southampton we can both learn routes that we will actully start travelling on in September.

The residential part of training lasts for 2 weeks, I will have no computer or internet connection which is a scary thought, as you may have gathered from DOAM I am an internet addict! Also because its my first dog and the early stages of us training together are so sensitive I might not be allowed visitors.

After that we will come back to the house here to do between one and two weeks of further training, during which we should qualify and become a partnership.

So there's just over 2 weeks to go until I disappear and it seems like time is standing still, I'm so excited about everything.

I have brought him a really beautiful bed that has a desert camo pattern on it and he will look really sweet on it!