Vinson – A Much Loved Guide Dog Pup – 22 September 2000


22 September 2000, Melbourne, Victoria

Another of my guide dog puppies, Vinson was adored by all children, but especially by two, Giosue and Francesco. Their adoration of this dog made giving him up more difficult than usual. Telling them that he would no longer be with me when they came to visit, was heart-breaking, such was their devastation at the news.

Vinson graduated and became a fully fledged guide dog. He was sent to Japan where he had to relearn all his commands in Japanese. Unfortunately he was unable to deal with the noise and frantic pace of life in Tokyo, so he was retired. He was adopted by a family from a smaller city, where, I hope, he lived very happily.

These come from my series Photobooth 41 Year Project. You can see all the posts that document the series by clicking here.

  1. What a wonderful idea to take your dog for a picture. Hope he had a happy life 🙂

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  2. John said:

    From what I have seen and read about that city, it’s no surprise the dog was unable to cope.

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    • Even the city the size of Melbourne can be very stressful for a working dog! Yes,Tokyo would be a nightmare for a pooch. 😕🐶😕

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      • John said:

        Not sure how many people are there but it looks big from the photos I’ve seen. I follow Leanne Cole Photography, she lives in the Melbourne area. I follow someone in Adelaide too. I would love to visit Australia some day. I bet the time difference would wipe me out though.

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  3. Kristine said:

    This story makes me happy and sad

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  4. Lovely to see these images. And my respect to you for nurturing such a spirit. 🙂

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