Last week was the final session of puppy classes until May. It was nice to see the progress Rochester and his friends have made over the last month. Last week was particularly testing as the puppies were “learning” to avoid increasingly tempting “distractions” left on the floor. First off was general litter, followed by a food wrapper and finishing with an empty tin of tuna!
As well as our usual practice, this week the puppies were lined up for a photo shoot to star in upcoming Swindon Guide Dog Branch calendar. Local photographer Steve Iles had gamely agreed to try and capture Rochester, Ben, Winter, Jasper, Mia and Sonny.
The local Amateur Dramatics group had a wonderful set half built on stage which provided a nice indoor backdrop. Outside it was a lovely sunny day so the village daffodils set the dogs of nicely.
Steve is obviously a man of great skill and patience as he gamely tried to get the dogs to sit still and pose long enough to have their picture taken! Rochester clearly didn’t believe he should have to sit around and pose as he struggled to run off and generally misbehave!!