[access-uk] Re: Doping a guide dog?

Hi Peter that's very frightening although I reckon someone will soon be saying 
this isn't the place  for it but I do  Hope Ernie is okay.

Glad you were okay after that fall onto the lines - it happened to me once at 
my local station no one to blame but myself only had a cane but it got back to 
my Mum before I even got home from work.

Mandy. 
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Peter Logue 
  To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Thursday, February 07, 2008 11:51 PM
  Subject: [access-uk] Re: Doping a guide dog?


  Hi anthony,
  Rest ashured  Ernie will reciev the best of treatment, if required. I'll be
  up with the larks tomorrow morning to see if he'll play chase with a stick
  in the park.
  Peter


   

  -----Original Message-----
  From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
  anthony campbell
  Sent: Thursday, February 07, 2008 11:47 PM
  To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  Subject: [access-uk] Re: Doping a guide dog?

  hi peter. sorry to hear about what happened. some people don't care what
  they give the dogs. also don't blame the dog he will eat anything that is
  put in front of him. i would also take him to the bet and have a quick check
  up of him.

  cheers

  ----- Original Message -----
  From: "Peter Logue" <plsd@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  Sent: Thursday, February 07, 2008 11:35 PM
  Subject: [access-uk] Doping a guide dog?


  > Hi all,
  > Today I was in Helensburgh where my wife and I had just bought another
  > house. I had gone over the property, was quite pleased with the purchase 
  > and
  > went to celebrate with a pint or two.  My favourite bar is really quite 
  > nice
  > and caters to all types. However they also cater to a great many sailors
  > from navy boats that come to dock at Faslane submarine base. Today was no
  > different and the place was quite busy. After a brief 15 minutes I thought
  > my guide dog was a little listless, kept putting his chin on my knee. I
  > thought he wanted a drink, so I took him a drink. He still kept putting 
  > his
  > chin on my knee. The place was busy with all kinds of sailors, some were
  > very friendly, having not seen a lovely dog for some time and wanted his
  > attention. Still his chin was on my knee though. So maybe he wanted a pee 
  > or
  > to spend. I took him outside between the cars and he peed a little. Inside
  > again he had a sip of water and tried to settle. But it soon occurred that
  > he was up on his
  > Haunches instead of laying at rest. I just could not figure it out. The
  > place was busy, but its often busy. Sailors are petting him and making a
  > fuss, as they always do to a fine looking dog. At this time my friends are
  > telling me that Ernie is looking listless and apprehensive in a manner 
  > that
  > they had not ever seen before. Anyway its time to go so I harness up the 
  > dog
  > and head over to the train station for the train. To cut this short, we 
  > are
  > heading up the pavement and into the station where the platforms lie. The
  > train is dead ahead so I tell my guide dog ... Forward Ernie, find the 
  > door.
  > He moves forward and walks me right off the platform and I go crashing 
  > right
  > onto the tracks. Apparently Ernie had seen the doors alright, but the 
  > doors
  > he saw were on the train of the far platform, not any train dead ahead. I
  > can't see of course, as my vision is just dark smoke so I thought he was
  > heading for the door, going by the sound of things as I tend to do these
  > days. It was a close escape I guess. Anyway I felt I had to call my wife 
  > for
  > an escort home as I was quite shaken, as was ernie. As we got home we
  > noticed that Ernie was still listless and he went on to sleep all night, 
  > not
  > wanting to go  out for a pee or nothin'. Later at night when called to 
  > head
  > upstairs  he usually bounds up two at a time. But tonight he just barely
  > made it up. And when we were upstairs and we encouraged him to a little
  > play, he just laid his head down and could care less. I'm hoping the poor
  > guy isn't in some kind of extasy nightmare but  unable to relate. I'm 
  > hoping
  > some sailor didn't slip him a piece of blue chocolate. I can't figure why
  > he'd walk me off the edge of a platform. I can't explain his listlessness;
  > he's usually such a vibrant dog. I hope no-one has slipped him something. 
  > As
  > to my fall, a torm pair of pants, a badly bruised leg, a sore ego and
  > totally embarrassed. I'll be phoning guide dogs tomorrow to get to the
  > bottome of why Ernie would walk me over the brink when he has turned left,
  > then right, then right these past two years. Luckily I was in the depot of
  > helensburgh central. Had I been in Queen street, I'd have met the 25,000
  > volt third rail.
  > Peter Logue.
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