20 June 2014

This week 8 years ago .....


This week eight years ago Murray's Mom went down to Cork for a week's training at the Irish Guide Dog centre so she could take Clive home at the end of the week ...

It was one of the most memorable weeks of her life and best of all she came home with a wonderful dog who has impacted so much on the whole family ever since but most importantly has been so instrumental in the great progress that Murray has made over those last eight years.

We spent hours during that week in Cork out walking with our Assistance Dogs ....


We stood and listened to plenty of advice from the trainers ....


We learnt all about crossing roads ....


We got plenty of experience with public access ...

Visiting lots of coffee shops and restaurants ....



On that week's training course were Olga & Quiva, Laura & Veda, Veronica & Sydney and Sonia & Vespa. We know Sydney passed over to the Rainbow Bridge several years ago and Vespa retired only a few months ago. All the dogs & Moms were incredibly special and it was a huge honour to share that week with them. We hope that all the families involved with us on that week are doing well and huge thanks again to IGD and our wonderful trainers that week, Cliona O'Rourke and Martin Falvey.


It's hard to remember sometimes our life here in the house before Clive came and those eight years have certainly flown by.  But when we look back at old photos or videos of Murray before Clive arrived, we see a very different kid to the one we have today and a huge amount of that is because of the wonderful Clive!

Have a great weekend everyone!

- Clive & Co

5 comments:

  1. Happy Gotcha Day Clive!!
    Lily & Edward

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  2. We are all smiles here! Happy Gotcha Day, Clive ☺

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

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  3. Sometimes it's good to sit down and remember the happy times and Clive had obviously contributed to your family's well being. You were fortunate to get such a wonderful companion for your son.

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