29 April 2011

The launch of SHADES 2011 ..... Hector meets Clive!

Yesterday was the launch of the Irish Guide Dog's SHADES 2011 campaign at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Dublin. Clive and Murray were delighted to meet radio celebrity DJ and TV presenter Hector O'Heochagain as they arrived at the hotel.
Hector really enjoyed meeting Clive .....
Hector is 'godfather' to puppy Hector who he regularly talks about on his daily show on 2FM. Hector's show has been helping to raise funds for Irish Guide Dogs through their support of puppy Hector over the past few months! Lots of puppies were at the launch yesterday .....
Sorcha fell totally in love with Sam - a seven week old puppy in training ......
Roy Keane, former Irish international football player and former captain of Manchester United FC was on hand to formally launch the annual IGDB SHADES campaign ....
He met lots of dogs in training and also met Clive again with Angela Bradley (on Roy's right). Angela is the most amazing fundraiser - she is in her 80's and has been fundraising for over 40 years for Irish Guide Dogs. She set up the A&A branch many years ago with her husband, Anton. We love fundraising with Angela and her enthusiasm, energy and support of Irish Guide Dogs is truly fantastic. Noreen (on Roy's left) is a puppy walker (and an incredible one at that!) - currently puppy walking her 10th puppy - Sam! That's over 10 years she has given to puppy walking for Irish Guide Dogs.
Opps, Clive realised Sorcha was still holding onto Sam and was not very impressed!!
Worse, he then saw Murray's Mom holding 'Sam' .....
He was straight back to Hector with Murray! All the boys together helping to support Irish Guide Dogs! Huge thanks to Hector who was especially good with Murray yesterday! We really appreciated it. Days like yesterday can be a bit trying for Murray and Hector really knew how to keep Murray happy!

The Irish Guide Dogs SHADES campaign runs from Monday, May 2nd to Sunday, May 8th!

We will be out and about selling SHADES pins - please support Irish Guide Dogs and make sure you come over and say 'hello' to us if you see us out selling the pins!

- Clive & Co


  1. Congrats on the start of the campaign and good luck!

    My parents were in Ireland a few summers ago and brought me back a SHADES pin. :)

  2. More kisses for Clive? You are one lucky boy, Clive!
    We hope you sell a million pins!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  3. That sure looked like it was a very enjoyable event! That guy really liked you huh, Clive? And Sam is a very cute puppy! He's going to be a great guide dog someday.

  4. I can't believe that Murray is almost as tall as Sorcha! He's going to be taller than me before too long...

    Your pals,

    Jane and Petey

  5. Clive did splendidly and Murray is beaming...what more could you ask for! Not to mention Sorcha looking so pleased with herself beside Roy...Cheers!

  6. Looks like everyone had a good time. Does Sorcha want to try to raise a guide dog? ONly thing is she would have to give it up to be used eventually.
    Smooches from pooches,
    BabyRoketDog and Hootie

  7. You certainly lead an interesting and worthwhile life!