Menosukhi Monday...with reminder

There I was, wondering whatever I could plant in the post fur a Monday that would start your week with a smile and a bit of awwwwwsome. Then the following turned up in my mailbox - pawfect timing!!!

Remember this little guy???

Yup, this is Isaac, now not so little.

What an incredibly handsome fellow he is turning out to be - as if there was any doubt!

Well this photo arrived in the post, so I can add it to the photo album I got sent when Eric the forever-stuffy came to stay.

At the same time, the email update came with all the latest news of how Isaac is doing in his training. Might as well just cut and paste, because who can tell it better than the folk on the ground?!















Isaac

Pupdate 1 - Settling in

Isaac’s guide dog journey began when he moved in with his puppy walker, Cynthia. We recently caught up with Isaac and Cynthia at their home in Rochford to find out what he has been getting up to. 
Isaac seemed right at home with Cynthia “He’s a very relaxed pup and he even knows the routine for bedtime now”. When we visited Isaac he was more than happy to show us all that he has learnt so far, such as ‘sit’, ‘wait’ and ‘lie down’. “He is a very quick learner” Cynthia smiled. 
One of Isaac’s favourite things to do is play with Cynthia’s two other pets, Meg, a Border collie cross, and Mog their cat, who is only a week older than Isaac! “They love playing with their toys in the garden; the cat even gets involved”, Cynthia told us.
Isaac has also been on lots of adventures recently, including the car, train and even the bus for a day trip to Rayleigh. “He is so well behaved, he just lies there and doesn’t let anything phase him”, Cynthia explained. Isaac also gets to go along with the ladies that lunch: “He is the only boy, but he doesn’t mind as he gets lots of attention and cuddles”. What a lucky boy! 
As well as puppy walking Isaac, Cynthia has also puppy walked six other puppies over the past eight years! She has a lot of other puppy walking friends who all go on walks and free-runs together. “Isaac loves seeing his other puppy friends who are also becoming guide dogs. It is so lovely to see them all growing up together” she said. This is great for socialisation skills that Isaac has been learning as well. 
As the summer approaches, we asked Cynthia what Isaac will be getting up to. She told us that Isaac will be going on lots of free-runs in Magnolia Park. “I know that he will go off and come back when I call him; his recall is amazing”. Sounds like a lot of fun! 
Isaac is a very calm and gentle dog and we’re all very proud of how well he is doing. We look forward to hearing more about what he has been getting up to in his next Pupdate in October. Keep up the amazing work Isaac – you are well on the way to becoming a guide dog!


Now as if that wasn't enough... how about this?



BRILLIANT, EH?


Might as well take this opportunity to remind you that there are poems required for the entertainment pages here, which will add to the all the wonderful happenings on Blogville Rodeo Day, July 9th!!! 
Got five already - let's at least double it - Giddy up cowpokes!!!

...now for one final awwwww shot....






























pee ess - the latest on Angel, my other sponsor pup at PDSA, is that she had a resurgence of her skin condition and it is being treated with good results, but her epilepsy is well under control. She sent me tail wags as well a couple of weeks back - but no photo as she was camera shy due to the eruptions...


13 comments:

  1. Glad Isaac is doing so well! How fun that he likes to play and gets along so well with his new furry siblings

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  2. I am so happy that Isaac is doing so well with his training. I think he will be a great guide dog! He is so cute too! Happy Sunday!

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  3. Oh look at Isaac. Isn't he wonderful!

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    1. Hari OM
      ..he most certainly is!!! Yxx

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  4. THANK YOU for the Update on Isaac. He is so gorgeous... We are PROUD of him and what he will become.

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  5. What a tremendous job for the dog and the trainer. And, a handsome dog he is.

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    1. Hari OM
      Yes indeed - in Sydney at one point, I did think I might take up Guide Dog foster training... however I knew that I would have a bit of difficulty handing them back after the two years was up!!! I admire those who do this greatly...

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  6. Crikey ...... it's like he knows he's destined to serve, aye?? what a beautiful, gentle, serene soul. Those eyes ...... OMD!! He's beautiful!!

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    1. Hari OM
      ...doesn't he just s h i n e???...&*>

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  7. It feels good to read such good news about this beautiful pup!
    easy rider

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  8. That is a good looking dog! Actually that is something I haven't seen over here at all yet: guide dogs! I see plenty of ordinary dogs, both tiny and huge and everything inbetween, but not a single guide dog.

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    1. Hari OM
      ... they do exist... apparently...
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jct6r2NLCI&authuser=0

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  9. We have a centre, on our way into the city, where they train guide dogs! Many in that town foster them. What a wonderful experience!

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