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


1 comment:

Blogdog said...

We're just in the door - we were away for the weekend but if its not too late to vote we'll try now. We really miss Crufts on the television this year - it's one of our favourite programmes. Lucky you getting to go. I'm sure you had a great time.

We watched the video and Farley is an amazing dog doing a wonderful job - we'll try and vote now - hope he wins!