19 Feb 2011

Guide Dogs Victoria Open Day 2011

"On Sunday February 27, 2011 Guide Dogs Victoria will be holding its annual Open Day event.
Meet Guide Dog puppies, see Guide Dog and Puppy raising demonstrations, watch live music and entertain the kids with loads of children's entertainment and activities including showbags, a fairy area, jumping castle and more!"

"Guide Dogs Victoria’s annual Open Day has been entertaining kids and adults alike with a range of fun and educational experiences. Open Day is a fun day out for the whole family, offering live entertainment, Guide Dog demonstrations, food stalls, pet products, showbags and more. Of course, the day wouldn’t be complete without our gorgeous puppies and a behind the scenes look at how Guide Dogs are bred and trained to become the eyes and faithful companion of vision impaired Victorians."

When: On Sunday February 27, 2011
Where: Chandler Highway Kew, Victoria, Australia.  View Map
Time: 10am ~ 4pm
Cost: Entry via gold coin donation
Tel: (03) 9854 4522

Sorry, no pets allowed, but there will be plenty of Guide Dog puppies to see and cuddle!

A touching Japanese movie called Quill ( 23/6/1968 ~ 20/7/1998) released in 2004.
It's a documentary story or almost one about a guide dog called Quill.
I couldn't stop crying every time I watch it.
I also read the original novel in Chinese version called <<再見了,可魯 >>.
You may find  more info on "The Life of Quill, the Seeing Eye Dog" (in Enbligh)
or <<盲導犬クイールの一生>> in Japanese
and the book was writtne by Ryohei Akimoto and Kengo Ishiguro.

Here is another Japanese movie about a Labrador Retriever puppy 
who was not so qualified as a guide dog and went to an adoption home.
犬と私の10の約束 / 與狗狗的10個約定/ 10 promises to my dog
Also a beautiful story, very sad and a dog lover's must watch movie.
There's always opportunity to adopt a retire guide dog,
 after a year's traning, not every dog would become a guide dog.
They have very straight rules!
More info on Seeing Eye Dogs' website.

Of course there is also Marley and Me.
A Hollywood movie starring: Owen Wilson, Jennifer Aniston and Eric Dane

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