To my dear furiends … love, Winnie

My dear pals, I have now gone on to the next stage of my exciting adventure to become a Guide Dog. Mil and #ourChloePup waved me off as I excitedly hopped into the car that was to take me to Guide Dog Training School. My friend Teddy from Puppy Class came too so there was plenty of excited yapping as we drove away.

Winnie & Teddy arrive at Guide Dog School 15.1.13

Winnie & Teddy arrive at Guide Dog School

Thank you all for the fun, laughter and tears we have shared in the last 15 months, particularly the love and compassion that you showed when Mama @AngelKeely left us. I am now going to do my best to make Mama and Papa proud of me and work hard at school to become a fully qualified Guide Dog. We will let you know when that exciting day arrives. In the meantime, if you see a Guide Dog or other Assistance Dog working or training, think of me.

Please try not to be sad as this was always my destiny and we knew that this day would come. Rather, be happy for the fun that we have shared and if I have helped you to understand a little bit of the fantastic job that puppy raisers do and the sacrifice they make in returning us pups, then I am content.

Please take good care of Papa @PuppyNumber7 for I am his first-born and he will miss me very much. Maybe his good pals can help him drown his sorrows with a few baconbeers. Nanny @JessieJaney might be a bit gruff for a while, hiding her true feelings, but she has #ourChloePup to keep her busy now and the odd sniff of nip will keep her on an even keel.

Please also take good care of each other and remember always to be kind and loving. We have all seen how brief our lives can be and we should try to fill each day with happiness for ourselves and others.

Loves you all

from GDT (Guide Dog in Training) Winnie xxxxx

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Winnie, one month old


33 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Pasikathleen stalker (@pasikas)
    Jan 17, 2013 @ 10:27:20

    go with the blessings of us all xx


  2. puppynumber7
    Jan 17, 2013 @ 10:28:20

    Fly, my little one … your destiny awaits you. You take a piece of our hearts with you. Your mama would be so very proud xxx Papa adores you xxx


  3. Lexie (@Dogstoyevsky)
    Jan 17, 2013 @ 10:29:00

    Good luck Winnie! I know you will be amazing! xxxx


  4. Pantie
    Jan 17, 2013 @ 10:44:58

    We learned much more on Guide Dogs and all the love and jobs you gave and did and will. Thank for everything.
    God bless you and all the people around you.
    Love you


  5. Gunther Wonderpaws
    Jan 17, 2013 @ 10:51:09

    Take care dear girl, work hard & be proud of who you are & what you have and will achieve in life. We’re all here for you xxx


  6. Dougal the Lab
    Jan 17, 2013 @ 11:30:39

    The very best of luck to you Winnie, it’s been lovely tweeting with you & I know you’re going to make a fantastic guide dog & do everyone involved in raising you proud! I’m sure when the time comes Chloe pup will keep us all posted on your progress, but in the meantime enjoy the next stage of your big adventure! All the best, Dougal.


  7. Lulu Wonderpaws
    Jan 17, 2013 @ 11:46:06

    Go with out love & prayers our dear sweet little Winnie. Our love & prayers also go out to MIL who has had the hardest job of all – parting with you. Stay safe, you will be in my thoughts constantly xxx


  8. mitzenmeow
    Jan 17, 2013 @ 12:02:34

    Dear Winnie,
    All the best of luck to you. It was hard seeing you leave but at the same time you’re gonna be amazing as a guide dog. All the best little one they’ll have an amazing guide dog


  9. Unca Alfie
    Jan 17, 2013 @ 12:28:26

    Thank you Winnie, thank you Mil. What a wonderful job you both do/will do. ‘Parting is such sweet sorrow’ xxxxxxxxxxxx


  10. fiona christie (@555SMOKEY)
    Jan 17, 2013 @ 15:32:31

    Will miss you lots but you have a job to learn now. ❤


  11. Jessie & Jane
    Jan 17, 2013 @ 18:48:54

    I’ve run out of tears but not words … the past 15 months have been fill with so much laughter and love because of you, my darling poppet. Thank you for blessing us with your company for this period of time. I just know you are going to make the bestest Guide Dog and furiend for your new person and they will love you as much as we all love you … hopefully they will have heard of your addiction to sossidges and #MiloMilkshakes hehehe.

    You know your Nanny so well, but I will try not to be too gruff.

    Please know that your Papa and Mil are in good paws with me and your many Uncles and Aunties ,,, we have a huge family thanks to having had you and @AngelKeely in our lives.

    Am sue that #ourChloePup (aka “CC” for cute Chloe or another favourite of mine “petalpie”) will definitely keep us laughing be our new light of sunshine.

    xxx’s with so much love and tight *SqueezyHugs*


    • puppynumber7
      Jan 19, 2013 @ 03:11:53

      Oh Jessie, you are such a special part of our lives. You look after us all and are always there when we need a bandaid, a bath, a sossidge or a hug. You have been a huge part of Winnie’s life, an impawtant part too – who else would have taught her how to hack up a furball or use a sandbox ? And she’s the only dog I know that can climb down a tree backwards *smiles* She knows she takes your love with her, and she will never forget her “Nanny” xx 😮


  12. LilBit
    Jan 17, 2013 @ 19:01:49

    Gud luk Winnie! We look in on you from da Crusher sometimes!


    • puppynumber7
      Jan 19, 2013 @ 03:13:39

      Oh wow Lil’Bit – Winnie will be thrilled if you dropped in to see her. I’m sure she’ll want to take her school mates up to the USS Crusher to show them around (and show off!). Thank you 😮


  13. De Cunningham @skye613
    Jan 17, 2013 @ 19:30:04

    Until we meet again dear Winnie. Love & hugs


  14. Bea
    Jan 17, 2013 @ 21:06:18

    Mom has decided whenever she gets settled at a job where she can provide for more dogs like me she’s gonna get a guide dog for her hearing loss. Thanks Winnie, Mil, Thomas, Jessie and of course Keely for showing us all the time and effort that goes into guide dog puppy training and the sacrifice and ultimately the gift of love. In gratitude, Bea and Nancy


    • puppynumber7
      Jan 19, 2013 @ 03:17:54

      *hugs* Winnie will be thrilled to hear she has helped mama come to that decision, Bea. Make sure you look out for her blogs updating us on her training xx 😮


  15. tweetypie/gunner
    Jan 17, 2013 @ 21:24:02

    deer winnie we will miss you so but you are going on to do great works !! hugs xxtweetypie


  16. Janis Felidae
    Jan 18, 2013 @ 06:12:33

    Farewell sweet Winnie, thanks for your company and friendship and all the joy you´ve given. As Nanny JJ says, Mil and your Papa are in good paws. I will go on teasing your Papa a bit in good, keeps him fit *giggles* Good luck on your way, you´ll be a great Guide dog, no doubt! All my love xxx´s


    • puppynumber7
      Jan 19, 2013 @ 03:21:19

      *grins* You tease me relentlessly, Janis ! But I love you still *winks* Winnie will be sending emails about her life in the Big School and we shall post them on our bloggy, so keep an eye out ! xx 😮


  17. Lori
    Jan 19, 2013 @ 02:04:56

    You’ve touched and changed our lives forever. Isn’t that what being an assistance dog is all about? You’re already successful and you’re just beginning. You, JJ and your Papa have brought so much joy – we’ll watch out for them. Thanks to MIL for sharing you. Keep that cheeky personality, young lady! Loves, loves, loves you.


    • puppynumber7
      Jan 19, 2013 @ 03:24:15

      Thanks for your lufferly words, Aunty. Winnie will be blushing and beaming to read them, and efuryone word is true – she is a pawsome little labbie and brought so much joy to the world already xx 😮


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