Goodbye to Sirius
Church News | Saturday, 25 June 2016 |
Our puppy parent Glynis had to part with Sirius, some weeks ago and just before he went on to higher training Rev’d Carolyn took the opportunity to invite Glynis and Brian out to the front of church in order for us all to say farewell to this lovely animal that we have seen grow from a puppy to a very well behaved and trained dog. Glynis explained that they had reached a point where he was trained well enough for him to go on and take the next programme of training which will enable him to be a source of comfort and practical help for someone who is disabled. Before they went back to their seats, Reverend Carolyn said a prayer of blessing over this lovely animal, hoping that he would indeed reach his full potential and go on to be a wonderful companion for someone in great need of assistance. The blessing was very moving and there was hardly a dry eye in the church. I am sure Glynis and her family shed many a tear as Sirius departed, but she was soon full of smiles as she showed us her new, four-week old puppy Garon. Garon will need a lot of training and within a week or so he will be in training, 24/7.
Training dogs to assist disabled people is a truly wonderful mission to undertake, it’s not easy, you have to be dedicated and prepared to shed some tears when, after about a year of intense training your dog has to be moved on to higher things, but hopefully you will be rewarded with a ‘new baby’ if you want to carry on. If you are at all interested and would like to find out more about being a puppy parent, or perhaps to just to donate some money towards the charities amazing work please go here to find out more: http://caninepartners.org.uk/what-we-do/ Thank you…