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Guide Dogs

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pip-lit

Today I had the great pleasure of meeting three guide dogs at an event deep in the country: near Hadrian's Wall. The 10 month old puppy was quite boisterous, a lovely beast which the puppy walker thought would make a very good Guide Dog. The next one was 2 years old lab ready to meet it's new owner (this one was an extremely handsome black Golden Retriever) much more settled than the pup, the final dog (Commando - paid for by the Royal Marines) just lay resting while two speakers were on, but stole the show when it was his turn. Fantastic day out

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My daughter used to teach blind children. I think that guide dogs are amazing, they change lives and give their human partners necessary independence. Deb

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pip-lit in reply to GrandmaDylan

We inherited a 'failed ' GD over 20 years ago. Wonderful beast. I've been a big supporter of GD ever since. They transform lives

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Hi pip

Whilst I love the sentiment of this post did you inadvertently post on wrong forum? Just checking in case you meant to put it on forum relating to blindness?

Miles

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pip-lit in reply to Hidden

Miles: it's is amazing whast a GD can do for transforming people's lives... very much like giving up alcohol or even a Liver Transplant

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Do the dogs have liver disease or are they Doners?

THey are life affirming ways which can help make the lives of people with disabilites just a little bit better.

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I understand what you aregetting at if we are talking about blind or partially blind pople. But livr problems? No one has ever mentioned guide dogs to me pre or post transplant....

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Might explain some of the Labradors being “ yellow “ yuk yuk yuk !

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Oooh crueeel Bal 😁

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Not needed pilot28, we don't do abusive comments on here. Ok you might not agree with posts but better to say nothing than use abusive language. BLT Admin will more than likely be in touch if this post doesn't disappear by your own hand. Click more below your post and delete.

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No way abusive (ridiculous) but of giggle taking the mind away from reality., (no Labradors where harmed during these posts)

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AyrshireK in reply to Hidden

Name calling and swearing are abusive.

I don't want to start reporting folks when a simple removal of post would do. Ok some threads recently haven't been 100% liver related and a bit social media in nature but some newer members have found some support through that . The language & name calling isn't required. Disagree, ask the question as to is this relevant by all means but no need for stuff to get personal.

Well actually his first post was asking whether the thread about guide dogs was relevant to the liver trust page or had it possibly been posted on the wrong forum. Nothing offensive there. We sometimes have folks who wander on here and ask about kidney issues, brain issues and all sorts non-liver related and we often ask to then guide them to a more relevant forum.

Ok this is a chatty thread about a positive experience with some dogs but it's not really liver related so the initial question asked isn't offensive at all or seeking a 'laugh'.

Name calling and swearing are against the spirit of the forum and the poster to whom you are referring was asking a question about relevance to the forum (which you have stated is becoming a joke), he then re-stated that as wonderful as guide dogs are to any with sight impairement they have absolutely nothing to do with the liver or liver transplant of which he is experienced. I see no joking or seeking of a laugh just a statement of fact.

Even if you disagree with someone or something you can make your feelings know in a civil manner without name calling and swearing.

Just my two penneth worth as a long standing member and supporter of the page.

Katie

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;No one has ever mentioned guide dogs to me pre or post transplant....;.

A cheap attempt at trying to get a laugh.

I stand by my comments.......

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Pilot - No it wasn’t! I was very serious. I feel its a shame you misconstrue a simple statement. I have learnt loads of things on here wrt people who are either going through or have gone through similar experiences to me and I have been amazed at the different things that people have been told. Hence my request to Katie to produce a Glossary.

You have an “interesting” view on comments, pilot.

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Anyways I retract any comments, I mean does a black ‘golden ‘ retriever even exist?

I seem to have inadvertently stirred a hornet's nest with this one. Apologies. A point of clarification though. Is the site purely for liver issues or is there room for other experiences which people with liver problems have in their daily lives? I generally find the site excellent by the way

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Hi pip

Yes - I’m sorry that its been “ blown up” by one individual. My original question on whether you had meant to post here was a genuine one! Your clarifcation is very good and now understandable.😁.

Of course its good to hear about peoples experiences, once the context is understood. Thanks for clarifying!

Miles

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Hi pip-lit

I liked your post & we have 2 retired guide dogs(black labs) & getting to walk them has really aided my recovery from my transplant 2 years ago today.

& yes there are black (flat coat) retrievers, plus they normally use retriever/ lab crosses to get the best characteristics.

Cheers

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Please note the use of bad or insulting language is not within the spirit of the forum and therefore some offensive language and subsequent posts have been removed from this thread which is now closed to further comments.

Everyone is entitled to their personal opinion, but please all bear in mind the principles and guidelines for use of the forum and post with respect for others opinions and in the spirit of supporting and learning from others.

Many thanks

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