Hi hope you are well. Am dictating this to my Mum to give you an update on how I am helping my Mum’s wellbeing. It’s so true when Mum says that I am ‘better than any husband’. She says this to the general public when Fundraising and when giving Presentations and RAD Dog Wellbeing Workshops (see the picture of us at the Loonies Fest in London). Everyone laughs but it is true as I never argue, I listen attentively, I just want her mind to be still in my presence, we have unconditional love for eachother and I am so obedient. In fact, I am her spiritual guide as what we do together is so good for her. We feel that it is no coincidence that DOG is GOD spelt the other way round!
My training is going well. STRAD (Survivors Training RECOVERY Assistance Dogs) is a Kennel Club Listed Organisation so this means that we can do the Kennel Club Good Citizen Awards here. A few months ago I passed the Silver Award. This means that I have learnt to let people that I don’t know examine me. I have got over my problems with this and now I love strangers to stroke and cuddle me as Mum always gives me so much praise and treats. It was worth all the struggle as now we do not feel any anxiety or fear around the crowds. Here is a picture of me with my Certificate and my friends Daisy (Staffy) and Zack (Jack Russell).
Do you remember I told you about the new Puppy Sha that Mum is training? Most weekends we go Fundraising together to spread the word about how people can recover from Mental Health problems with the help of a RAD Dog. As you can see from the picture she has grown up and is 7 months old now. I am a good example to her as she sits under the table with me and stops whining or barking immediately Mum says ‘quiet’ with a finger to her lips. I am always quiet for Mum as when I pass my Gold Good Citizen Award I can graduate as a fully trained RAD Dog.My latest trick is picking up my toys and putting them in a basket. I am really good at taking them out of the basket but not so good at putting them back. Will let you know when I can do it and send you some pictures.Look forward to writing to you soon meanwhile thanks for sponsoring me.