Author Archives: Beth Dawes

About Beth Dawes

I have no eye colour but I do have an iPad, a guide dog called Annie and a pink long cane.

Edinburgh guide dog training: Days 4 and 5

I have been overly excited about big busies, little busies and meal times. On day 4 Anne had two big busies, some little busies and ate most of her breakfast but only a quarter of her tea. On day 5 … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Guide Dog training: Day 3

I had a very restless night with Annie who was pacing a lot. I took her for a busy in the middle of the night because she hadn’t been since I had got her at 2pm. She appears to have … Continue reading

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Edinburgh guide dog training: Day 2

Annie is in the building! As I type this she is laid on the floor next to me chilling out. This morning started off with breakfast after a broken nights sleep. I think the excitement had got to me. After … Continue reading

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Edinburgh guide dog training: Day 1

Yesterday,walking to work, I was so glad that it will be the last time I have to do that route with a cane for a long while.  The sun was shining and I had left my sunglasses at work the … Continue reading

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Four days until guide dog number 4

It’s four days until I travel to Edinburgh to train with guide dog Annie. I can’t believe she will be dog number 4 for me in 9 years. People always ask ‘What happened?’. It’s always easy to say Berry had … Continue reading

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Recruiting guide dog Connie

After retiring my guide dog Sandie I received an e-mail asking if I would be prepared to consider a German Shepherd as they have very different temperaments and need different handling to the two labradors I have had before.  I … Continue reading

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Retiring guide dog Sandie

Some of you may remember the daily diary I did on the Aniridia Network International Yahoo group about my guide dog training with Sandie. That little pint sized yellow labrador is now 8 and has been working for just over … Continue reading

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Refferals

Last week I went to the Doctors to see about some referrals. The lady was lovely and took lots of time with everyone (which is why she always runs late). I explained where I had been and what referrals I … Continue reading

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Beth@NIH 11: Results

I have a small pineal gland which is usually the case with people who have aniridia. I have low vitamin D levels (probably because I live in England and I don’t go out in the sun much) I have some … Continue reading

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Beth@NIH 10: More blood and discharge

Mary got me up at 5.30am to wee but unfortunately I lack the ability to do this on command so they had to wait until 8am! lol! I had to rest in bed until 7.30 when Shannon came to put … Continue reading

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