New Articles At Guide Dogs

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New Articles At Guide Dogs

This week at Guide Dogs we wanted to share some interesting and uplifting stories.

The first article is on Jet and Jessica...

Jet hasn't just changed Jess's life. She's saved her son's life too

Jet and Jessica had been partnered for five years before the fateful day Jet saved Jacob's life. "I dread to think what might have happened if Jet hadn't been with us that day", says Jess.

Last September, when Jessica, Jet and Jacob were out for a walk, Jet suddenly pulled away from Jessica. She jumped up at Jacob's pushchair to propel Jacob to safety. The three of them had been just about to cross a road when a car collided with another vehicle just by them.

Thanks to Jet's quick reactions, Jet saved Jacob's life that day. She also helps Jessica in many ways too, making a huge difference to Jessica's confidence every day.

The full article can be seen by clicking here.

We also wanted to let you know about Radley and Konrad Galen-Bisping.

Konrad Galen-Bisping, a former soldier living in Talley, near Llandeilo, will be in the spotlight at the world-famous dog show with his faithful black Labrador, Radley.

Radley helped Konrad, a former Lance Corporal in the Army, to regain his independence after he lost his sight in an attack by a fellow soldier with a pickaxe and left him with memory problems.

He would physically shake at the prospect of having to leave his room. But after meeting guide dog Radley, Konrad’s self-confidence began to grow, and the pair built a rapport which allowed him to live a normal life again.

Now Radley goes everywhere with Konrad and they even attend a gym together where Konrad met his now wife, Siwan.

The annual Crufts Friends for Life competition, run by the Kennel Club, celebrates uplifting stories of friendship in adversity and the five dogs, of which Radley is one, that have made the 2014 shortlist were selected for their exceptional loyalty to their owners and for the way that they have changed their lives.

The winner of the Friends for Life competition will receive £1,500 and the other finalists will receive £750, all for their chosen charities. Konrad will split his prize between Guide Dogs Cymru and the Special Care Baby Unit at Glangwili General Hospital in Carmarthen.

You can vote for Konrad and Radley by calling 0844 646 0203.