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Archive for February, 2009

Apparently barriers to access go all the way to the top ….
Read about the European pet night, an annual event held at the European Parliament this year which aimed to raise awareness of animal welfare issues. Assistance dogs and police dogs were not allowed in by security, on the grounds that they posed a security threat – only one assistance dog was allowed in.

Gee, mum …. I TOLD you security staff are the worst kind of hoomans! Do they think dogs like me carry a bomb under my coat?

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Read the story of Evie Crook, who’s 7 years old, and her Hearing Dog Gem.

Getting more talkative……. mum knows all about that one!

It sounds like it will be a fantastic partnership! Check out the BBC’s video (Sorry mum, no subtitles …. silly, innit?!)

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I’ve just checked out Evie and Gem’s video on You Tube and it’s not subtitled either. What a shame, it’s only accessible by hearing people. What about deaf people, especially as this is a Friend for Life award competitor who’s actually a deaf person. As this video hasn’t been subtitled, Evie can’t watch it and neither can mum.

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Share the love!

I got a Valentines Day card ….. hooray. I don’t know who it was from. There’s just a question mark. Hmm.

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I think love makes the world go round. I’m always showing the love to hoomans on the train and tube, on every trip I make. It’s great to get some love back!

Mum thinks I should’ve been named Romeo and not Smudge. But I like my name!

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A friend for life

Brock is a search dog and finds people. He’s really clever, he finds a person very quickly and shows his handler where that person is. Brock’s skills are very important as he finds lost children, people with dementia, the elderly, despondent people, and lost walkers.

Lou, Brock’s handler, used to be my placement officer from Hearing Dogs. This means she would visit me every year, come to mum’s office and home, and make sure I was doing my job properly. If I was being naughty, mum would tell tales and I’d get a bit more training. Lou knows how to bribe me! You can find out more about Brock on his website and on his Facebook group.

Brock has reached the finals of Crufts Friends for Life 2009. Please vote for Brock at Crufts.

Oh, and I got attacked by another Guide Dog for the Blind today. What IS it with Guide Dogs?!

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Roxy Foxy gets more food than I do!

I got really excited when I got home today as there were two humongous cans of delicious-looking dog food in the kitchen. Man, anything that’s different from my usual boring-chicken-flavoured-bits-in-weird-shapes-that-always-taste-the-same would be delicious. I was salivating, thinking YAY I’m getting something tasty for dinner tonight. I couldn’t wait. I was already dreaming of thick brown gravy and chunks of moist meat, REAL chicken and REAL beef with interesting bits in it.

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Then the bombshell dropped.

They’re for Roxy Foxy! All his! No fair!

I spotted him in the garden. Correction, “my” garden. Can you spot him?

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He even pretends to be a dog! I will have to watch my food now. I don’t think mum will mistake him for me and give him my food by mistake. Ummmm, I’m not sure really. What do you think?

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Vodpod videos no longer available.

I think Mum was too scared to come outside (she’ll have to later – I want my walkies!). Kristel was a good sport and chucked a ball for me around the garden. It kept disappearing, I couldn’t understand why. Look how much snow there is in the garden! It’s still snowing and it’s going to get worse. Mum couldn’t take me to work today as there is no transport, London has basically shut down.

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There wasn’t even any room for birds in the birdbath. Have the birds shut down as well?

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When I came in, everyone fell about laughing. I was wearing snowboots! In the latest doggy style! Unfortunately, it meant a warm bath for me.

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