When God had made the earth and sky,
The flowers and the trees.
He then made all the animals,
The fish, the birds and bees.
And when at last He’d finished,
Not one was quite the same.
He said, “I’ll walk this world of mine,
And give each one a name.”
And so He traveled far and wide
And everywhere He went,
A little creature followed Him
Until its strength was spent.
When all were named upon the earth
And in the sky and sea,
The little creature said, “Dear Lord,
There’s not one left for me.”
Kindly the Father said to him,
“I’ve left you to the end.
I’ve turned my own name back to front
And called you dog, my friend.”
Trigger and his tame author friend Kevin Morris recently announced that “More than Best Friends” was available for download. The book is an anthology of stories and poems from more than a dozen writers designed to help raise both funds and awareness for the charity, Guide Dogs for the Blind.
“The purpose of this anthology is to raise much needed funds for the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, (www.guidedogs.org.uk/), the UK charity which provides highly trained working dogs enabling visually impaired people to live and work independently. As someone who is now working with my fourth guide dog, Trigger (you can see Trigger and I on the front cover) I am acutely aware of the vital role dogs like my four-legged friend Trigger play in enhancing the independence of blind and partially sighted people. All monies donated go directly to the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association so do please give whatever you can afford. I and other guide dog owners greatly appreciate your generosity.”
Sally Georgina Cronin Valerie Ormond Kev Cooper Kevin Morris Gary S. Watkins Anju Lavina Alienora Taylor Shaun Dickinson Denise Buckley Sue Vincent Robin Leigh Morgan Meredith Dixon Hayes Tim Baker
Cover art by Chris Graham
Editor David Higgins
If you have not already done so, please support this anthology in any way you can. To date, the book has raised more than £160 for the charity. However…
… it costs a lot more than that to create even a single guide dog partnership (taken from the Guide Dogs website)
£3,100 Breeding a guide dog puppy
£5,100 Puppy Walking
£13,900 Early Training
£10,100 Advanced Training
£3,300 Partnership Training
£12,800 Supporting a working partnership