Sunday, 8 March 2009


Dogs for the Disabled is 21 years old this year and I went to Crufts with Andy to help out on their new stand on friday. There were so many dogs there [all very well behaved] and dog treats as far as my eyes could see, sadly I had to stay on my lead but got to sample a few as they were given to me by various stall holders ....... yummy!

At Crufts there is a Friends for Life Competition, presented by the Kennel Club, is the search for Britain’s ultimate hero – of the four legged variety.

A police dog; a hearing dog that has been placed with a seven year old child; a search and rescue dog who found the body of Doctor David Kelly; a regular companion dog that became a woman’s hero after she fled domestic violence; a dog that helped a lady achieve her dreams despite suffering from a life-long illness and a assistance dog that is a former army hero’s new best friend – all are amongst those searching for your votes in order to be crowned as Crufts Friends for Life Winner 2009.

The assistance dog is 'Farley' from Dogs for the Disabled who helps former Army Hero Steve Gill. Steve, who lost both legs and an eye in a bomb blast in Belfast when he was serving with the British Army, was partnered with Farley in 2006.

See Farley and Steve in a video here:-

[voting details at end of video, comp closes tonight 8th March '09]

Catch you soon


Tuesday, 3 March 2009

Every little helps!

darn, went to the bed shop, ordered a bed but its 2-3 weeks for delivery and my test run :-( out at a local branch of Tescos for a few hours today to help with a collection, hopefully Itll not be toooooo cold!

Saturday, 28 February 2009

New Poll

the last poll showed that yellow labs were your favourite colour, this ones a little different and a bit of fun too .......... Just off out to help choose a new bed for Andy's daughter today, hmmmmmm wonder if they'll let me test it out for them ;-)

Thursday, 19 February 2009

Talks and Stuff

I've done two talks this week and the groups were from Probus [retired professional businessmen] and the WI [Womens Institute] they are fun to do and sometimes I get some tea to drink too. Had to vsit my vet this week, for my yearly jabs and general check-up, she said I was in very good health and a good weight & condition too :=) she gave my ears a lovely clean and massage too ..... I loved it!

Friday, 13 February 2009

Credit Crunch hits Dogs too!

I thought all the talk of this 'credit crunch' was about the release of a new dog food until I took a look at the newspaper!!

Monday, 2 February 2009

More Talks and Fun

Andy has been giving quite a few talks for the charity already this year, they can be evenings or at lunchtime, I usually sleep through his bit as I've heard it all before ....... and at the end I show everyone what I can do by pushing down wheelchair footplates, picking up keys or a pen and barking to call for help, I usually get a treat after these talks so I always do my best !