Wednesday, 30 July 2008

Puppy pictures

Gus' puppy walkers very kindly sent me some of his puppy pictures they are adorable!

Wednesday, 23 July 2008

Maybe the sea isn't so scary

Hello to all my adoring fans out there including of course Dave and Maureen, who where my puppy walkers and like to keep an eye on all the mischief I get up to.

Today me and mummy went to town we went in a shop I hadn't been in before so I was excited but it turned out to be a little anticlimax as it didn't sell anything particularly interesting to me. it was called Iceland and mummy brought a few little bits of something.

Then we when to Costa coffee we seem to be spending a lot of time in there, I think mummy likes it.

Then this afternoon we went to the beach again, I decided last week that swimming in that water with those big white moving things that mum says are called waves was so not for me. They look like they could eat a little dog like me up for dinner!

The thing is they don't bother Ian at all he seemed to like jumping over them and well quite frankly I thought if he lived then I probably will!

So for the first time since I have been with mummy I went in the sea and played with Ian. It was actully really fun and i really enjoyed myself, mum says I need to learn to swim a little slower so she can take a better picture!

I also need to learn to close my mouth when I am swimming that water tasted gross!

Here's the pictures mummy did manage to take!

Friday, 18 July 2008

The promised pictures

OK if this works there should be some pictures of me and Gus when he met the Guides for the first time.

Tuesday, 15 July 2008

It's my first post

Wow Have finally managed to remove mummy from the computer and she is letting me write my first post!

Yesterday was very exciting, I met all 40 ish of the Guides that mummy helps out with they were really nice and compleatly ignored me at first even though I am so buetiful!

Then I got to watch them have a BBQ which looks like great fun mummy is still today trying to get the smell of smoke out of my hair.

While everyone's food was cooking which smelt amazing they had a little ceremony and i was enrolled into the unit (pictures to follow) they made me a really nice neckerchief that has the guides logo on it and says 6th alverstoke guides and then has my name on it.

Mummy had a small lump in her throat because I looked so cute!

Then I was a really good boy and had my photo taken with all the guides in a big group photo.

At the end of the evening mummy let all the guides that wanted to come up and stroke me in little groups it was great!

I definatly want to go there again mum!

Thursday, 10 July 2008


Woo today about one hour ago Gus and I qualified!

It’s soooo good we are now allowed out on our own without supervision, there is still lots of work to be done but its great I’m so pleased!

Obviously It’s still early days but I’m so chuffed, I’m really proud of Gus today we went to town and he found the bus stop for the first time and found the doors of Costa coffee, Timpson’s, Halifax bank and a card shop! He worked like an angel and was such a good boy it was sunny and he guided me round loads of people and street furniture and it was great!

Saturday, 5 July 2008

Back home

Well I am very pleased to announce that I and Gus are back home not just on day release but to stay!

Are second week of training went really well and without incident. We had traffic training on Monday and Tuesday and both lived to tell the tale, I absolutely hated it there is something very unnatural about standing in the middle of the road knowing a car is about to drive towards you! That said Gus was an absolute star and was really good.

He has his occasional wafting moments but overall he has been utterly fabulous!

He has found pedestrian crossing buttons, doors, cash machines, trains stairs and seats! All of which is incredibly cute to watch as he puts his nose on a button or seat to indicate where it is! He has guided me round countless obstacles including off curbs, trees, street furniture and of course other people.

At this stage I really can't express how much he has changed my mobility and confidence, I really trust him and I think that trust is mutual. Working with Gus is so completely different to working with a long cane, it is defiantly a change for the better, we have not finished are training yet but it is so good to be able to relax trusting him to guide me round stuff without having to try and look out for it.

The three blind mice are planning to stay in touch and I think it is safe to say I have made some great friends during the training process and I really hope that everything works out well for the other two blind mice and there dogs. Hopefully once we are all qualified we can hold a reunion or something.