We had a great afternoon at the puppy picnic as did the dogs. There was a really good turn out, with tiny young pups to the more mature and bigger dogs.... like Hector! i posted lots of photos from the afternoon onto the Irish Guide Dog's Facebook.
Jim in photo below along with another colleague organised this event on the grounds of Cathal Brugha Barracks. Both Jim and his colleagues work in the Army.
A huge big thanks to both of them for organising such a great picnic, it was so much fun. Thank you!
Ike was one of those dogs that you would say has been here before! Ike never was giddy and silly, he was always mature and sensible and rarely had to be instructed more than once, he was so obedient. Ike was born with his graduation scroll in his paws!!!
Hector and Ike got on really well. Ike was very patient with the high energy Hector. He played loads with Hector but had quite a calming effect on Hector and when Ike felt play time was over he would let Hector know and they would both snuggle down for a snooze.
Darragh and Ike are a very well matched pair. Darragh is very diligent and very caring towards Ike. He is very focused and tuned into Ike, it is really wonderful to see someone work so hard and effortlessly to ensure they are the best team!! Well done Darragh. Darragh's partner Emma is also wonderful with Ike. They all make a really good team.
They minded him so well and appeared to have had great fun with Hector. Their son Ben really enjoyed having him to stay, his description of Hector was "Hector is a very tall, big dog who is a very sloppy drinker!!"
Thank you so much Caroline and Peter for minding Hector, he seemed to have really enjoyed his stay with you.
We might be heading to the ploughing championships in Athy soon. Watch this space!!