Guide Dog Pup, Harry
Guide Dog pup Harmony arrived in Tasmania in July 2018 from New Zealand with her brother Harry. “Co-parented” by two Puppy Raisers, Harmony has the best of both worlds! Two sets of toys, two sets of beds…. this is one spoilt puppy! But of course, in between her play she is learning lots of new skills that will help her to one day become a life changing Guide Dog. ]
Good luck, Harmony!
I have been part of the Guide Dogs Tasmania puppy program for a little while now, arriving from New Zealand with my brother Harry on July 19. Us New Zealand puppies are not allowed to fly until we are 10 weeks old because we fly “international” – I am unsure what that means but it was a very long flight and when we arrived in Hobart the weather was not very nice!
I found out pretty soon that I was unique, because I have two Puppy Raising homes that I share my time between. This is actually great because I get two sets of toys and two sets of nice comfy beds, but the sad part is that both Puppy Raisers have the same rules for me, so I still need to be a good pup.
One of my Puppy Raisers works for Guide Dogs Tasmania and she cannot have me full time because of her work commitments. When I do go to the office, I get to catch a bus to work and have a walk around the city before heading in. Everyone loves me at work, although I can be a bit cheeky and disruptive at the office. When the older training dogs come in I like to bark and I get excited and want to know what they have been up to. The problem is that everyone in the office can hear me… I have quite a voice for a little girl!
My other Puppy Raiser does not work, but she takes me to lots of fun and interesting places. I also have grandchildren at this home and I know everyone just adores me and thinks that I am very cute. Both my Puppy Raisers say that I am a very lovely pup and really well behaved for my age, but they agree that I must drink red cordial (whatever that is) overnight, as I love to wake when the sun just starts to come up – yep, around 5.30am! I am so happy to see my Puppy Raisers at this hour that I bounce around. I’m just so eager to get up and start the day to see what new adventure I will have. My Puppy Raisers never seem quite as enthusiastic as I do about each wonder filled new day (perhaps because they are older!)
I love being a Guide Dog pup because I love to get out and explore. I am a real explorer, and every new thing that I get introduced to I just love, like escalators, lifts, shopping trolleys and all the sounds and noises I experience. I am not afraid of anything, and the best time for me is when my orange coat comes out and I am heading off for another adventure!