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MenoSundays; Life Lived Lovingly

All images here today are owned by Guide Dogs UK.

Gracious me... this happened with no prior warning! 

The last pupdate on Irvine spoke about getting him ready for matching to his new owner but did not indicate (unlike with Isaac) that this was imminent. Then again, I ought to have realised that two years had flown by already!!!

Yes, Fletcher is my new 'focus pup' for monthly donation. He is a little unusual in that he is a mixed-breed dog, but I think that makes him even more special (if that is pawssible)! I received the notification during the week that Fletcher is now with Jill and entering his early-training phase. Cue another little video...

So, here he is, Fletcher the Finehair. Let us wish him well on his way through training and on into a life of Love and Service!

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  1. OMDs I had no idea G.S. and Golden Retrievers were being bred. Fletcher is adorable...I look forward to watching him grow and learn.

    I must head over the check on Hazel...I hope and pray her condition has not worsened
    THank you for posting the photo
    Hugs Cecilia
    thank you for telling me about the editing abilities of Lunapic I had no idea

  2. I wish him a wonderful life and I wish I could pick him up and hug and kiss him... he is beautiful. I believe mixed breeds are smarter, he sure mixed well

  3. Fletcher is soooo adorable and handsome ~ lovely post and photos!

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  4. I am not a dog follower, but I am thinking a shepherd, golden cross could be brilliant. Goldens are so in the moment, shepherds so disciplined. I look forward to hearing more of Fletch, from time to time.

  5. OMD Fletcher is so very cute.
    We wish he well in his ventures and career.

    Astro & Mitzie

  6. Fletcher looks like he is going to be a fine dog. We send him all the best in his new venture. And thank you for helping to sponsor him.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  7. Fletcher looks like he has some Shepherd in him. Can't believe 2 years is gone already, it sure does fly.

  8. OMD, how ADORABLES!!!!! Of course, any black and tan is ADORABLES, if I do say so myself....BOL!!!
    I thanks you from the bottom of all our furry little hearts for sponsoring Fletcher! BRAVO!!!!
    Ruby ♥

  9. Great news that Irvine is progressing in his training. And welcome Fletcher, you are just adorable!

  10. Fletcher is just too cute! We wish him well!

  11. What a handsome young fella Fletcher is!! Thank your for thinking of Hazel. We are happy to report that the new medicine seems to be helping! We are going to be talking more about it tomorrow
    Hazel & Mabel

  12. So do you not get any more info on Irvine? It's like fostering!!! xx

  13. Fletcher how adorable he is going to be a wonderful companion for someone in need ~ we love that you sponsor these amazing dogs that will work to make a human life a little better.
    Your Friend

  14. Hi Yam - that's wonderful that you are helping the pup with his training - gosh he looks delightful ... and obviously quite obedient already. Lovely news and photos - cheers and take care - Hilary


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