We are pretty new to blogging so please bear with us while we get the hang of it.
Henry is a 6 year old yellow labrador who has beeen my assistance dog for the past 4 years. I am in my 40's and broke my neck in a cycling accident in '94. I have a high level spinal cord injury called quadriplegia. My arms are very weak with little grip and Henry enables me to live life to the full by helping me with all the day to day tasks I used to take for granted.
The purpose of this blog is to give you a view of our day to day lives as an assistance dog partnership, so will feature posts about how Henry helps me and what we get up to as well.
Henry is amazing and has transformed my life, its not just about the practical things he can do its about the confidence he gives me too and he truly is my best most loyal friend,
We have a busy week ahead so please check back soon
Henry is an Assistance Dog trained by Dogs for the Disabled to help Andy live life to the full.
Andy has tetraplegia after breaking his neck in a cycling accident in '94
Henry can do practical tasks such as opening doors, putting rubbish in the bin and even taking socks off.
The Dog Blog is written by Henry with Andy's help and tells of just some of the things that go on when you own an assistance dog like Henry.
More info about my life and experiences with spinal cord injury can be found on my website www.spinal-injury.net