I’m cheating a little and just reblogging this, but here are the submissions for the 17th assistance dog blog carnival. It was a very hard topic to write about, and nobody wants to face up to those regrets. If you have any, you push them to the back of your mind and tell yourself not to be silly. The posts are very interesting so far.
I must thank Brook, for putting them up so quickly-the deadline was only yesterday. Well done to all who took part. Deffinetly some food for thought :).
so here they are, the submissions for the 17th round of the Assistance Dog Blog Carnival. First, let’s go visit Briony and Rigby over at Briony Waffling and take a look at their post titled There’s No Use Crying Over Spilled Milk. In her post, Briony reflects upon her relationship with her former guide Lilo,…
I was thinking the other day that i hadn’t yet posted the results of the
Fifth assistance dog blog carnival
I haven’t even read them yet as i never seem to have the time/life has got in the way/me slacking. Anyway this carnival was hosted by
This is a great blog and i’m making my way through it. As you know if i am interested in a blog i like to read the whole thing through. The theme was “achievements”.
You can read my submission and the rest of them
Sorry for the lateness and i’ll eventually get around to reading the other posts. Enjoy!
Last year we were able to
Iron out the mistakes
I had made the previous day. We just concintrated on the new route as well as the “Church route”.
All those mistakes i made in the early days now seem so simple but at the time i thought they were really horrible.
There won’t be much to write about during the next couple of days as we just kept working out the kinks. I’ll keep writing each day though just to finish it.
Unfortunately last night I was looking for something on Youtube, and came across part of a documentary that the
Did on dog fighting. I only watched one part of it and it hadn’t actually shown much, but i found it really disturbing. Mainly because it was all about kids being attacked as well as other dogs. I’m glad i didn’t watch any more as it wasn’t pleasant at all. I think the documentary was in 2009 or something. It still had me thinking about it today.
I’ll write tomorrows entry tomorrow. I need to think about what i’m writing for this Assistance carnival, but don’t have a clue yet. I might do something similar to my qualification entry i’ll be writing but I haven’t decided yet. You can find out more about the carnival
And the deadline is the 23rd October.
Third Assistance Dog Blog Carnival
Has been posted. That link will hopefully take you to the post I wrote for this edition.
I wasn’t going to participate in this carnival this month, but then I thought of a good post. This time, the carnival is being hosted by
The Trouble Is
I’ve never read her blog, but thought i’d contribute anyway. The topic for this month is “reactions”. This is quite a hard topic, and I thought about putting up the reaction to
Ushi being attacked,
But then thought that I would write about something else. So here goes.
Oh, by the way,
Here is the link
For the post about the carnival.
I use a
Sometimes with Ushi. This sort of looks like the head part of a horses bridle. It has a clip that you clip onto the collar, and the lead can clip on to it. It also straps around the back of her head. She hates having it on, but I use it for taking her to the vets as she would pull you along to get out of there, when i’m meeting other guide dogs as she wants to play and becomes very hard to handle, or when doing a free run. This is basically where the dog gets to be a dog for an hour or two, and she can run around and sniff until her little heart is content. If she knows that she is near a park or field where she knows that she can run around, she would pull uncontrolably. The Halty calms her down and she walks just calmly whilst i am being guided. (She hardly moves when working with it on).
The halty doesn’t hurt Ushi at all, and it is not a muzzle. She can still open her mouth and that.
The first time I had any bother with the halty was at one of the fundraising meetings I would attend. One of the people there were like “what is that thing around her nose?”. (I had it on because there were other guide dogs, but i take it off as soon as she gets into a “down”.). I explained that it was a Halty, and stops her pulling. That seemed to satisfy the person. At the last meeting I went to, alot of the other volunteers commented. “do you not like having your muzzle thing on?” was one comment. This really annoyed me. The Halty is not a muzzle and will never be. Plus why the hell would I need to muzzle my guide dog? I felt as if I was being cruel to Ushi then. The other comments I got were along the lines of “do you not like getting your “head harness thing” on?”. Those comments didn’t annoy me too much, but the “muzzle” one really irked me!
Maybe I was over reacting, but I just felt terrible after that. I have now got to the point where I even explain to the receptionists at the vets what the Halty is and that it is to stop her pulling!
Have any of you other Halty users ever had these problems?
This has been my submission for the third assistance dog blog carnival. I hope you have enjoyed it. I think the deadline for posts is the 25th April? But i’m not too sure. Hopefully someone can correct me on when it is.
Second Assistance dog blog carnival
(In which I contrebuted a post about all the decisions that go into applying for a guide dog), is now up over at
Blog. (I’m currently deciding if I shall read through the archives still, or just read more recent entries). The carnival was posted yesterday.
There are over 27 posts I think contrebuting!
Here’s the link
For you to check out! Enjoy!
I look forward to reading all the posts, and guys, remember to pay me a visit!
I can’t wait for the next one!