To be precise, one Guide Dog and one Guide Dog Puppy in Training. We went for a walk, and these two just played all the way!
Guide Dogs are a lifeline to the visually impaired. Oakley, the one on the right in the picture, is my wife’s fully qualified Guide Dog.
Today, we went with the puppy walker. An odd term. They do the initial training from 6 weeks to around 1 year old. She “walked” Oakley when he was in training. Now, she is “walking” Raymond.
Raymond is the dog we raised £5,000 to name. During the time we were raising this money, my father died, so Raymond is named in his memory. Like my father, he is tall and lean.
He is now due to go to “Big School”. Today was therefore a special day. Guide Dogs somehow recognise each other – even if they have never met before. These two have, of course.
Today’s photograph shows them at full pelt both holding a tug-toy. I have used my little camera, as this was easier to carry on the walk. I am very pleased with the result of this action shot.
Guide Dogs have a wonderful life. They are well looked after, and get lots of exercise. Click here to find out more.
If you would like to help us raise money to name another puppy (this time in memory of my mother), then please click here.
- Taken: 6 May 2017
- Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M10 MkII
- Lens: Olympus 40-150 1:4-5.6
- Focal Length 53mm
- 1/500 Sec
- ISO 400