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 Post subject: Good morning, I'm here!
PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 10:53 am 
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Morning, I'm Maona (say it Mona, as in Lisa). I'm 9 weeks old, was born at the guide dog breeding centre up near Clermont Ferrand and me and one of my bros (Mum had 12 pups!) went to some place called Mérignac on Friday, got cuddled lots, then I came East and I'm living with Liz, Fixit and my new Auntie Bérénice. That's us in the bar on Friday night.
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Gorgeous ♥️
She's big for 9 weeks but looks as if she's settled in nicely !


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Yes, a solid 9 kilos ! Très branché sur la nourriture, she takes around 25 seconds to hoover up her meals.

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She is beautiful, enjoy training her, Liz.


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Aaaaaw.... :O3

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liz wrote:
she takes around 25 seconds to hoover up her meals.


Purebred Labrador then! She looks lovely. Have fun!

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She's beautiful!


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How gorgeous is she
My local Sainsbury's had guide dogs as their charity last year, and back in summer brought their sponsored pups in. I wasn't the only one watching with a tear in my eye

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Oh she is absolutely stunning - so cuddly! :O3


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Thanks for the compliments, all! Actually I'm a complete hooligan. Auntie B has taken to going collarless indoors as I've found it a very useful device when attacking her.
This afternoon I had to go in the back of the Kangoo (didn't like that, couldn't see out of the windows unless I stood on my hind legs and then I kept falling over on the bends).
I'm only 4 days out of the nursery and I had to have a training session in Agen with SWMBO, our supervisor Marie-Claire. She's very strict, I wasn't allowed to chase pigeons or jump up at people. Still, I impressed her with my self-confidence in the multi-storey car park, in the glass lift and just walking about on the lead (except for the pigeons). She's upped my rations a tad, yippee.
I fell asleep in the Kangoo going home, so back indoors I had plenty of energy and Auntie B got very cross and told me if I didn't behave she'd bite me harder than I nip her.

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Lovely

I am going to look forward to this saga unfolding.

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Beautiful puppy. :O3

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Well Andy thank you for asking, things are going OK after a week here now. Except I haven't been here for a week. On Wednesday morning she put me in that damn Kangoo again & drove up over the hill and down into the next valley. I complained all the way - I can't see out unless I have Auntie B to stand on. Then we got to Jenny's house (she'd cuddled me all the way home from Bordeaux) and I met my new bestest friend Hattie who's 4 and lots of fun. I slept in her bed with her.
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They collected me on Friday. Fixit was grumpy and in the afternoon Liz packed me and Aunty B into a much nicer car where I can see out unaided, and we followed Fixit and the Kangoo to The Garage, and Fixit came home with us. Oh good I thought, that's the end of the Kangoo. No, we collected it the next day, which made Fixit happier 'cept for something called The Bill which is to follow....
I've been right naughty all day today, there's this mad wind blowing and it's send me nutty!


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What a gorgeous photo ♥️


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:lol: Loving this doggy view of the world! What a bundle of mischief you are Maona! Looking forward to hearing more! :O3

Nice one Liz! :-bd I sense a book coming on ....!

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Brilliant updates Liz. Keep them coming.


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 Post subject: Re: Good morning, I'm here!
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Another week gone, and quite interesting too. Last weekend we had the awful Vent d'Autan blowing a gale, which quite upset me. Liz says that's normal. I didn't feel right at all so I didn't have to do any training.
Then it all went calm, but I couldn't play in the garden on Tuesday as there was a big black car there, and A Man in the garage (I have to go through our garage to get to the garden) with lots of interesting looking equipment I would have liked to investigate, like whirry boxes and chewable cables and cameras. Fixit said he was Numerising my favourite car (the one with the see-around windows) so he can make a model of it. It's all very Hush Hush so I can't tell you any more. I'm not sure he was French, he didn't stop for lunch, not even a sandwich. I always have lunch.
Wednesday Liz took me to Agen again in that damn Kangoo. Liz said there were umpteen telegragh poles blown down all along the road, but I couldn't see them of course. I was OK on the way until I finished my chewbone, then I got bored and whinged.
In Agen we had a lovely walk in warm sunshine with Marie-Claire, who thought I was brilliant and very calm despite the traffic etc. Gold star, that's me. I slept all the way home.
Thursday I was very tired. Then Friday we went to a market where there were lots of people who thought I was very cute and I got another gold star for my coolness along the main road (lorries & cars & things, & narrow pavements), my patience in the Post Office and all.
Yesterday we repeated Lift Training, why any mutt would be scared of a Lift I don't know) and I met some new canine friends for afternoon playtime.
This morning we went in the nice car to join lots of other old cars and bikes in a car park. There were HUNDREDS of people including a lots of very small ones, some of whom were scared of me and screamed when they saw me. Aunty B said to ignore them, they're silly so I did.

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