Willow advertises the Puppy Walking pages
here. Guide Dog Puppy number 2 for us, she came to us in December 2003, and was the
'perfect' pup. She went off for training the following year, but an eye test showed up a
tunnel vision problem in her right eye, and she came back to us in January 2005 just over
a year old.
Here she is 9 years old, really fit
and well, delightfully slim due to our adherence to a feeding policy that does not
allow her, being a labrador, to 'fill her boots' at feeding time! A delightful companion
and 'trainer' for the pups. We promoted her to 'Training Sergeant' in recognition of her
dedication and tolerance of the pups!!` We love her dearly and are privileged to
have her with us.
Now there are no more pups for her
to 'mother', but she has shown us her real personality and is clearly enjoying the
attention she gets as a sole dog in the house. She is becoming the mother figure for all
the dogs and pups in the village, whom she meets regularly when out and about on
The last pup she mothered is still
with us, Gizmo, our Flat Coat Retriever, and she sorted him out fairly early, being
a typical hyper and boisterous retriever.
Willow passed away in the summer of
2016, nearly 13 and after a lifetime of service and 'motherhood' to the pups that arrived
and passed through every year.
We miss her tremendously but have
memories and photos of her and her contribution to the Guide Dog Puppy Walking service.
Please click on the links
above for each puppy.
Special Events:- * Day out on the Railway June 2009- photos