I have posted before about my Nephews 'buddy dog'. It is a pilot program being run by the Guide dog association in the UK. Rags is a guide dog that didn't quite meet the grade, but his job isn't to guide my nephew, it is to teach my nephew about how to live/work/play with a dog so that he is prepared when he will get his first 'proper' guide dog.
My sister and her family are going on holiday, with the Guide dog association permission, Rags wil be staying with us from Mar 28th til April 13th. I am excited and a little nervous at the same time. Harvey and Rags get along, but Harvey loves to play and Rags is a little more 'solitary'. Not sure how else to put it, but i expect this is down to him being a 'working dog'. I am sure after a couple of days they wil settle down. I work from home so i will be here to calm any 'issues' that might arise. Our downstairs living area is openplanned, but i can section it off if need be. I am hoping it goes really well, then DH will see that we can cope with 2 dogs (I have a breeder in mind, and want to put my name down for a pup!).
Rags is 7, Harvey is 3, a nice gap i think....
Wish us luck! I will take pics
More info on a buddy dog can be found here - Companion dogs for children and young people
If you click on 'what is a buddy dog' the picture is of Rags in his previous role.
or here is a pic of Harvey and Rags taken on New Years eve
And one of Rags and my Nephew on the day they became partners
Last edited by HarveysMum; 03-09-2012 at 07:45 PM.
I cant get over how ADORABLE rags is. I hope it works out for you guys and your husband sees you can have 2 dogs
P.S. When I got Bentley i was a little worried to. Since Tank was a solitary dog. I had Mae but she is also solitary. With having Bentley here is caused a little stress but in the end they level each other out.
~It doesn't matter how smart the dog is,it matters how smart the owner is.
Oh YEAH! I remember your first post about this Bernie, and I have to say I am ALL OVER Rags!
(FWIW... almost named my Scampy "Rags")
Seamus and Flynn
He is a very handsome dog. I love having 2 dogs and would have 22 if I could talk DH in to it!
Maxx & Emma Jean
Ozzy - 10/16/02 - 06/28/11 - Always in my heart.
Sometimes the hardest part isn't letting go - but learning to start over.
I remeber my first 2 dog experience when Gems came to stay and was a little apprehensive. Best thing I did. You too might end up getting another when he goes.
Firstly what does DH stand for. If it is husbands initials then okay but both you and Tammy have a DH. I hope the trial works out for you. I sometimes think that I would like to have a second dog but I am afraid that Jack`s nose might be out of joint. Right now everything is about him. Have fun.
Judy and Jack
"If you are not living on the edge you are taking up too much room."
"Jack catching a few rays."
Oh thank you. I have one of those too.
Judy and Jack