Monthly Archives: October 2009

New guide dog – An expensive commodity

Many would think that I’m referring to dog bed, food, toys, bowls, etc. yes there are all those things but there is more. A few weeks ago I bought some winter boots. they’re great but with fairly high heels. whilst … Continue reading

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Dogs and Sensitivity

I wrote a piece on my Guide Dogs discussion list about how I feel I’m grieving for something that hasn’t happened yet, i.e. I’m sad that Jade is leaving but she hasn’t gone yet. I had an Email from a … Continue reading

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Jasmine

had the matching visit this afternoon with Jasmine, a black Lab who is about 27 kg. spent a bit of time getting to know her and asking a ton of questions before we went out for a walk. Jasmine was … Continue reading

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Matching Visit Day – Guide Dog Application

Today’s the day. I have such mixed emotions its untrue. The main one is still sadness that this could be my partnership with Jade coming to an end. However, I’m now curious about Jasmine. I love dogs and the challenge … Continue reading

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Two Very Different Cafes

Visited two cafes last week in Devon and would highly recommend them both for very different reasons. The first was Angels, Babacombe Downs Road, Babacombe. I wrote about this one two years ago following a visit there during a friend’s … Continue reading

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A Bitter-Sweet Time when the Head and the Heart Cannot be Reconciled – Guide Dog Application

Last Friday I had the call, the one that I dreaded and looked forward to but mainly dreaded. Guide Dogs have a possible match for me. She’s a little black Labrador called Jasmine and on paper she ticks all the … Continue reading

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Shopping – A Day of Stark contrasts

this morning I went to John Lewis for an appointment with a personal shopper. This is something that I’ve never done before but I’d highly recommend it to anyone who wants some fresh ideas about buying clothes, or even just … Continue reading

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