Week 9

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Diary 9 – May 24th to June 24th Whilst I have been hobbling around with my toe bandaged, Tuppence has been most concerned particularly when I shower in the morning with my plastic bag wrapped over the toe prevent the dressing getting wet.  He stays with me where possible, be it in the bathroom or […]

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Week 8

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Diary 8 – April 12th to May 23rd As mentioned in the last diary, Tuppence has been advised to lose a bit of weight, so today was the first day of “no lunch”.  He came home from the market (where I might add he got a few treats) and sat waiting for the food to […]

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Week 7

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Diary 7 – March 9th to April 11th Today is Sunday 11th, and I decided that it was time that Tuppence is introduced to going to church.  Luckily, I go to a Church where I am accepted as being the “dog lady”.  I have taken all the pups that I have walked, hence the name.  […]

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Week 6

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Diary 6 – 16th February to March 8th Tuppence is now 17 weeks old.  He has had his next set of jabs (this was done while I was away and he was having his holiday), so he is well and truly vaccinated for the next year.  He, like his brother has a small lump on […]

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Week 5

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Diary 5 – January 19th to 15th February Third week of school and the novelty has not worn off…wow… we shall have to see what he is like at week 10!  On the way to class we did a short visit to the Bryanston Organic Market to visit some of the stallholders who are very […]

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Week 4

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4th January to 18th January Tuppence is now 11 weeks old, and started his puppy class which was on 5th January. All his siblings were there plus two Golden Retriever puppies (bundles of fluff in comparison).   They were all given their microchips and then allowed to play… and how they did play.  Even though most […]

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Week 3

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Week 3 – 28th December 2011 to 3rd January 2012 Nothing untoward happened today… Tuppence is growing at an alarming rate, and remaining as cheeky and vocal.  He teases Ezra unmercifully, chewing his ears, walking all over him and generally being a nuisance.  Periodically I call “timeout” just to give Ezra a break (not that […]

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Week 2

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Week 2 – 21 to 27 December 2011 Day 1 Today Tuppence was 9 weeks old, which meant increasing his food allowance on his 3 meals a day by 10gr. per meal.   It does not sound much but for a small tummy it is quite a lot.  Generally a normal day without hiccups bar the […]

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Week 1

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WEEK 1 14th to 20thDecember Day 1 I collected Tuppence on Wednesday 14th December aged 8 weeks. The first hurdle was travelling in the car from guide dogs to my home in Blairgowrie.  As a guide dog, they have to learn to travel in the car, so from day one they are taught to travel […]

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Introduction to Christine Puppy raiser and Tuppence

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Hi, my name is Christine.  I have been a puppy raiser for guide dogs for approximately seven years. Tuppence is my eighth dog When I first started puppy raising my son Garth was still living at home, and he assisted me, but now I am helped by my domestic worker Maria and her son Thando. […]

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