This Friday, the 6th of May, we are having our third annual coffee morning which will be held in St Gabriels Parish Hall, 10.30-12.30. You will get to meet 4-legged Hector, Nikita, Chenna, Peggy and other guide dog pups!!!
Last year we made €5,000 and AIB gave us €5,000, giving us a total of €10,000. Is there anyone out there who would match what ever we make on the morning this year?
It has been claimed by many that we have run the best coffee mornings ever. Come along and see for yourself. Enjoy plenty of delicious freshly baked scones and buns and a nice cup of fresh coffee. Check out the great raffle prizes and merchandise. All proceeds go to the Irish Guide Dogs. Come and join us we would love to meet you!
Roy and Hector at the Radisson Hotel, Stilorgan, Dublin.
Well guys, we had a brilliant day on Thursday last. We met the famous Cork man, Roy Keane, he is such a gentleman. Roy is the Patron of the Irish Guide Dogs. The first part of the morning was dedicated to promotional photos with Roy for Shades week. Roy spent such a long time with the children and little pup Sammy. He was so quiet calm and patient, never disturbing the photographer or getting fussed by the children. Then it was time for photos of Hector with Roy and needless to say, Hector was brilliant! I think Roy enjoyed Hector as he also has labradors and a german shepherd. He petted him and talked to him. Hector really enjoyed his time in the spotlight.
Hector: You see I am a guy, so I love football and well, who wouldn't be delighted to meet a home grown famous Irish footballer like Roy Keane. He was really kind and nice to me and all those compliments, well I'm now a truly committed fan. Don't tell Hector O'hEochagain!!
Roy, the children and Sammy being talked through a photo shot by the photographer.
Roy, the children and Sammy getting ready for another photo.
I think Hector was telling Roy that he was a better football player than him!!! 4-legged Hector knew "well that was just a lie!!"
Oh my goodness, we then had a surprise visit from Hector O'hEochagain and producer Alan Swan. It was brilliant to see them again. We had lots to catch up on, filling them in on all Hectors accomplishments and escapades.
Hector O'hEochagain wanted to see what it was like to walk Hector and see what commands he knew. I think he was suitably impressed. Hector also enjoyed meeting him.
Alan Swan, the producer of Breakfast with Hector, decided rather than doing the interview the next morning, why not do it on Friday 6th of May, the day of the coffee morningWe then had a surprises visit at lunch time from Hector O'hEochagain. A double treat.
Hector: Yikes, I had to behave myself after our surprise visit, I was afraid Hector might get jealous so I had to stop hanging out with Roy. You see Hector is my Godfather and he has been really good to me and I really love him, so, we chilled out together for the next few hours. He even invited me and the humanoids to a barbecue in the summer, now I'm not going to miss the opportunity for some nice chow!!.
Your not often privileged to meet someone who is so giving and caring and fortunately for me I got to meet such a person, Noreen, who last week received "Sammy" her 10th guide dog pup!!!
Now Sammy is the sweetest little thing you have ever seen, we all wanted a cuddle!
Here is Sammy again being lovingly minded by Suzi our supervisor. Unfortunatly Suzi was on her 2nd last day working with the Guide Dogs. She is truly going to be missed, even Sammy would agree!!
What a nice profile Sammy!!
Two sibling pups playing, Rua and Rory.
Talk to you all next week......ciao, Michele and Hector!!