2020 is a significant year for Lindy and I. I would love to ‘see’ all those vision impaired people like Lindy to regain 2020 vision. I am not worried about losing my job. After all, there are lots of jobs that I can apply for … food tasting dog, sniffer dog, guard dog (I can ensure no food leave my house without my permission) and surely I can be in the running for companion dog!!!
In the meantime, I will continue to guide Lindy around the place, helping her to give lots of talks and fundraising to help research for a cure.
Australia Day Ambassador at Picton
I had the honour of being the Australia Day Guide Dog for Wollondilly Shire Council. The event took place at Picton Botanical Gardens.
We had a very exciting day. Aunty Polly drove Lindy and I to Picton via Moss Vale to pick up Robyn. Aunty Polly had to go to Sydney for the weekend so Robyn accompanied us for the Australia Day event. After a lovely lunch at Picton, we settled into Pepper Tree Ridge B&B for the afternoon where our hosts Lucille and Barry looked after us very well. We had dinner with Mayor Matthew Deeth, Cr Judith Hannan and executive staff.
The Australia Day event at the Garden was packed with performances and speeches. The highlight of the day was the Citizenship and award ceremonies. Glenda Chalker gave a beautiful Welcome to Country speech. The Green Wattle Creek Fire was in Wollondilly Shire where two RFS firemen, Geoff Keaton and Andrew O’Dwyer gave their lives protecting people of Wollondilly Shire. The event paid tribute to all those wonderful volunteers who have contributed to the community with their wonderful Australian spirit.
Gong Xi Fa Choy! – Year of the Rat
This is a significant year for Lindy as she is also a rat. I did some google searching to find out about people who born in the year of the Rat. I came up with the following:
“Optimistic and energetic – For a healthy life, Rats must remember to eat breakfast, do moderate exercise and remain cheerful”
Should I remind Lindy to eat breakfast? Exercise? Be cheerful?
We had a family Chinese New Year Eve dinner on the 24th January. It is a tradition for family to get together to see the New Year in. I love this as there were lots of people and somehow I have to assist in making sure no food falls on the floor without being attended to!
“We should treat everyone the way we like to be treated”
This is the tail of Lindy’s Comet.
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