Au Revoir, Winnie

Our Winnie will soon be leaving us for Guide Dog School.

Please sign her card by leaving a comment here.

Thank you.

RSVP invitation to her #SkoolPawty

Our dear furiend Janis @JanisFelidae has introduced us to a German tradition, the “Schultüete” – literally “Schoolbag” though it´s not a “bag”. A “Schultüete” is a large cornet, prettily decorated and filled with sweets and little presents, given to children in Germany & Austria on their first day of school. We are delighted and honoured that Janis has made one for Winnie, and proudly show it off here. Thank you Janis!

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48 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. puppynumber7
    Nov 11, 2012 @ 05:49:36

    Your mama and I have been and always will be proud of you, darling. No matter where destiny takes you, you take a piece of our hearts with you. xxx

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  2. Jessie & Jane
    Nov 11, 2012 @ 08:18:54

    My darling Poppet,
    You have grown-up way too fast, but I’d say that if you even a whole 3 years old! Just remember I’ll always be just an iPaw away and I promise I’ll keep looking after your Papa & even try to wean him off “chook pooh” as long as he allows me my weekly ration of #TheNip. I know you are going to be successful at school and make us so proud of you. I love you Winnie so very much and I’m going to miss you. Dreading our last *squeezy hugs*
    Your Nanny (aka Jessie)

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  3. sheila odom tweetypie
    Nov 11, 2012 @ 09:25:09

    You are a big girl now we will miss you hugs

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  4. fiona christie (@555SMOKEY)
    Nov 11, 2012 @ 09:33:29

    Winnie your a big girl now and off to big school, we’ll Me, Toby and Mum will miss you so much. Lots of love and best wishes.Smokey. Hugs.

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  5. JessPals
    Nov 11, 2012 @ 10:30:11

    Winnie. Me n my sis n R Mama and @callmemodom are so proud of you n yur staff. Gud Luck sweet gurl x x

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  6. charlieatssocks
    Nov 11, 2012 @ 10:35:41

    Good luck Winnie hope we still hear from you xxxxx

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  7. @snugglelicious
    Nov 11, 2012 @ 10:46:07

    Best wishes sweet Winnie! Time has flown! I remember when Keeley and Tom were headed to the hospital when you were about to be born. You will bring such joy and comfort wherever you go! xo Snugs

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  8. david & pamela lunn
    Nov 11, 2012 @ 10:46:22

    Darling Winnie! Off to big school! We know you will be an A* pupil! In due course someone will be lucky enough to have you as their Guide Dog companion! We will send you a tuck box! XXX

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  9. Megan and Oriel
    Nov 11, 2012 @ 11:31:23

    Good Luck Winnie. Your Mama and Papa will be bursting with pride and so will MIL. You are pawsome!

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  10. Lulu Wonderpaws
    Nov 11, 2012 @ 11:35:27

    So very proud of you darling Winnie. We will miss you sweetie but know that our loss will be someone’s greatest gain. We will all look after Papa for you & I nose dat your Mama will be looking down on you & guiding you always. Not goodbye little one, simply Au Revoir – Aunty Lulu xxxx

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  11. Terence the Terrier (@TerenceTerrier)
    Nov 11, 2012 @ 11:36:31

    Good Luck Winnie at Guide Dog School. I’m sure you’ll graduate with flying colours after such a good start in life with Keeley, Tom and Jessie.

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  12. Gunther Wonderpaws
    Nov 11, 2012 @ 12:22:03

    Wishing you the best of luck at big skool Winnie sweetie – I nose you will make your Mama and Papa very proud! Aunty Lulu and I will come and take you out for Sunday tea sometimes (if you’re allowed) and we look forward to hearing all about your future achievements. Lubb & hugs Unca Gee xx

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  13. Pantie
    Nov 11, 2012 @ 19:43:15

    WIsh you all the best sweet Winnie, at the Guide Dog School and to your future life. You are a very special girl as your Mum and Dad and Nanny. We will miss you dear Winnie. Love you – Pantie & Mama

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  14. Skye613
    Nov 12, 2012 @ 00:46:24

    Oh Winnie how we will miss you! Your work will be so important and you will excell. We will hold you in our hearts always.

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  15. @IcyPinkLemonade
    Nov 12, 2012 @ 02:00:09

    Be the good girl I know you are! Learn lots, and I know you will be the joy and help that someone needs in their life soon! We will miss you but need to remember the great duty and honor you are about to have! *hugs tight* love you!

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  16. phi botticelli (@3phibotticelli)
    Nov 12, 2012 @ 02:00:16

    Just as you are the best thing in Keely and Toms lives, you will be in a new family lives soon. Me will miss u and am crying. Wish u best of love! Hug u. Phi

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  17. Ryker
    Nov 12, 2012 @ 07:26:38

    Darling Winnie. You are such a big girl. I know you will be a great guide dog. Everyone will miss you. Huge hugs my love.

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  18. VC
    Nov 12, 2012 @ 07:26:43

    Best of luck at Guide Dog School Winnie. We’re sure you’ll make us all proud. Thinking of you Love Mars, Echelon & Meowny *big kiss*

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  19. star
    Nov 12, 2012 @ 11:29:49

    Dear Winnie, you will be great in all that you do and will be missed more than words can describe. Love you dear friend, always xx

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  20. Lily T (@LilyLuWhoT)
    Nov 12, 2012 @ 11:43:24

    Dearest Winnie,
    We’re all so proud of the wonderful young woman you’ve grown into-you’re a tribute to your Mama & Papa! As you begin your journey at Guide Dog School you take with you so much love! You’ll never be alone because we’ll all be right there beside you, cheering you on to do your very best!
    It seems like just yesterday I was throwing a baby shower for your Mama, now you’re going off to school! It’s been a pleasure watching you grow up! I love you very, very much sweet girl!
    I hold you in my heart Winnie, and wish you happiness and great love always! If you ever need a ((HUG)) you know your Auntie Lily’s arms are always open for you! ((HUGS))
    Love you always & furever Winnie! Love your Mama & Papa too!
    Auntie Lily
    OxOxOxOxO

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  21. Aine O'Neill (@AineONeill4)
    Nov 12, 2012 @ 19:16:16

    Good luck sweet girl all our best wishes and prayers go with you.

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  22. Marie Atkins (@cats_meows)
    Nov 12, 2012 @ 19:23:25

    Dear Winnie,

    My gosh, you grew up so fast.. I still remember the day you were born & now you are going away to Guide School.. I hope only the best for you & if you need to talk. hope you know I have my arms open for you.. *BIG HUGS*
    I will look after your dad & mom.. I know they are so proud of you..
    Luv you always Winnie..

    Aunt Marie *hugs* xoxo

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  23. Indy Cat
    Nov 12, 2012 @ 22:33:22

    *HUGS AND CRIES AND SNIFFLES * i WILL MISS YOU SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH *TOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT* BE SAFE AND MAKE US PROUD!

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  24. Wallas E. Katt (@wallasEkatt)
    Nov 13, 2012 @ 08:19:46

    Weow Winnie, I can’t beleeve u r off to skool. Woohoo, before we know it u’ll be packin yur backpack & travellin downunder fur yur gap year!!! Can’t wait fur that!
    Good luck lass,
    Uncle Wallas xox

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  25. @Isagold
    Nov 13, 2012 @ 08:21:53

    Oh Winnie, u haz grown up so qwiklee. Good luck wif yur training, I know you’ll take to it cos I’ve seen how u work wif Nanny JJ!
    U r a bootiful young laydee & I’m sure you’ll be wunnerful.
    Take care sweetie,
    Isa xox

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  26. 3MsB - Madison, Maverick, Blaze & mom
    Nov 13, 2012 @ 10:38:09

    Best of luck at Labby School!

    Madison: I bet dey haz da BEST TREATS! *hi

    Hugs, 3MsB – mom, Madison, Maverick & Blaze

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  27. 3MsB - Madison, Maverick, Blaze & mom
    Nov 13, 2012 @ 10:40:15

    Best of luck at Labby School!

    Madison: I bet dey haz da BEST TREATS! *hi paw*

    Hugs, 3MsB – mom, Madison, Maverick & Blaze

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  28. Fester (@LeighButler3)
    Nov 13, 2012 @ 21:09:37

    Dearest Winnie, I will miss you so much but I know you will do brilliantly at school and make your daddy and mummy so proud. Love you little friend xxxx

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  29. doggymolly
    Nov 14, 2012 @ 06:41:02

    Dearest Winnie, we will miss you so very much as you emabark on dis new journey but we are all so pawroud of you and are all wiv you in spirit, you have made everyfur so pawroud especially your dear papa and mama! My wuff and best wishes goes wiv woo stay in touch! Love you always Moo xxxx

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  30. HRH Mimin of Bramley
    Nov 14, 2012 @ 08:23:16

    You should be soo proud of yoyrself what a wonderful opportunity. Your num and dad are so proud of you

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  31. PjN (@Pamela_November)
    Nov 15, 2012 @ 07:52:15

    To Grown Up Miss Winnie ……just luv your puppy wisdom …..your puppy mischief…..and your breakfast feasts. Scrumptious Puss Puss & Miss Pam are very excited you are venturing into the big wide world …Thoughts with Gentleman Thomas and Nanny as they High 5 your successes. PurrPats and Snuggles……

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  32. Felix and Jasper
    Nov 17, 2012 @ 17:41:38

    We wish you all the love and luck in the world. We know you will be a great success. You are a credit to your mum and dad. Love and hugs sweet Winnie XXX

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  33. Unca Alfie
    Nov 18, 2012 @ 12:15:23

    Darling Winnie, Cassie and I want to wish you all the luck in the world.

    You will not only change someone’s life by guiding them safely, you will become their best friend.

    Enjoy school, continue to make Angel Keely and my dear buddy, Thomas, proud.

    Look after Fwed too.

    We’ll miss our darling flower girl!

    Love Unca Alfie xxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  34. fairygodmotheracademy
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 09:23:54

    Sweet Winnie, good luck at school, we hope to get some updates as to how you are getting on. We will miss you so much just like your mama you bring a beautiful light into the lives of all that you speak to. Your mama and papa will be so proud of you and we will look after papa for you. Big paw hugs to you sweet girl.

    Lots of love sweetie

    Katie and Lola

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  35. Baksta
    Nov 23, 2012 @ 22:43:25

    Winnie, how you have grown so quicklee frum a wee ball of fluff into a big gurl. Now youz off to help a less fortunate person. I noes day will loves you like we does. Rememba we ALWAYES bee watchin ova youz and finking of youz. I keep a careful eye on youz Pa. I fink he gunna be upset fer a wile.

    Lots of luv, Unkle Baksta.

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  36. lilliandarchie
    Nov 24, 2012 @ 08:11:28

    be good learn well and have fun x

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  37. Ted and Issac (@RealJoannek)
    Nov 25, 2012 @ 10:33:28

    We will miss you Winnie, have fun at school. Wherever you go next they will be so lucky to have you as their forever friend x

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  38. Dumpling The Cat
    Nov 25, 2012 @ 10:35:06

    Very proud of you! You will be a great guide dog one day. We will miss you very much but we know you will have real purpose in life. Someone will be very lucky to have you by their side. We will think of you always!

    Good luck Winnie! X

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  39. Tora Sumner
    Nov 25, 2012 @ 10:55:17

    Winne, you will be da bestest guide dog eva! Big hugs to you and good luck! xxx

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  40. marleyterrier57
    Nov 26, 2012 @ 12:03:50

    Winnie, me an Lola send you all our best wishes for your time at Skool….we knows you will be a credit to your mum and dada and will be the best guide dog there ever was….we will miss you of corse but we kno you ave impawtant werk ahead of you….wooof

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  41. Ann & Snickers Moslowitz
    Nov 26, 2012 @ 12:08:47

    Winnie we know you will be a wonderful student and make us all so very proud. Good luck Sweetie. We love you very much. Your Mom would be so proud of her girl!

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  42. clingycat
    Nov 26, 2012 @ 21:38:11

    dear dear Winnie.

    I am so proud of you & all you have already achieved. Keely watches from OTRB with tears of pure love at what her beautiful puppy has grown into. I refuse to miss you -cause I’ll cry- but also as you & all your fun adventures are always with us. Winnie you are a gift to this world & we know to share you is the greatest gift another will receive.

    Live in joy, as u made every day for those who know you.
    Love Jazz & Captain Worm-Sparrow.
    @clingycat

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  43. Dakota B. Dog (@DakotaBDog)
    Nov 26, 2012 @ 22:52:49

    Oh little one, your Unca Dakota is bursting with pride. You will do so well and be such a success. Take lots of pictures to send back to all of us. We’ll all be cheering for you every day!

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  44. Aunty Lori @doglvr4evr
    Nov 27, 2012 @ 00:31:52

    Sweet Winnie, we have enjoyed watching you grow, and know that heading off to school is what you were born to do. Praying already as time is passing too fast….but there’s something I already know: whether you are placed as a Guide dog, or if you have a different destiny, you’ve already touched and changed lots of lives. Mine included. You’ve already made your mom and dad proud, and there’s no pup with more auntys than you! Wishing you the best! ❤

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  45. Basil
    Nov 27, 2012 @ 11:42:22

    Good luck with all your studies! I am sure that you will do amazingly well and be top of the class – please keep us updated with newsd and pictures! much love Basil

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  46. rudipudsdoggyblog
    Nov 27, 2012 @ 16:05:50

    Winnie sweetie, good luck at skool & I know you will make your Mama & Papa as proud as can be. We all hope to hear about your adventures & wish you the bestest of luck for the future. Sending Collie sqweezy hugs xx

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  47. andrea s (@mrsdog)
    Nov 27, 2012 @ 16:40:42

    Dear Winnie, your Mama was such a champion of everything guide-dog related and I learnt so much from her and from the community of guide dogs on Twitter. School will be hard and you’ll be very tired but it will be worth it. You will be so special to someone. Lots of love xx

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  48. @wonderwinger aka Briar
    Nov 27, 2012 @ 18:15:15

    Dear Winnie, I’m hope you have a wonderful time training to be the best Guide Dog the world has ever seen. I know you’ll be amazing and make someone very happy by becoming their light in the darkness. It’s been a pleasure to have known you & watch you grow up.
    All my love, Briar

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