September 30, 2020 – 9:22 a.m.
Two “adorable” guide puppies have been named in honor of British Columbia’s top doc.
Guide dogs in British Columbia and Alberta have announced that they have named two of their litters of Labradors Bonnie and Henry.
“Dr. Henry has been a wonderful presence of calm and guidance during the COVID-19 pandemic, ”Bill Thornton, CEO of BC & Alberta Guide Dogs said in a statement.
“Our organization felt it was a fitting tribute to name these little puppies after them, as they will one day grow up to provide those same qualities of advice and support to someone in need.
When they are old enough, Bonnie and Henry will train to help the blind and visually impaired, serve children with profound autism, and become service dogs for veterans and first responders with operational stress injuries. .
The puppies also have Dr. Bonnie Henry’s blessing, and she thanked BC Guide Dogs for all they do for the people of British Columbia.
“It is an honor to have two such adorable namesakes,” Dr Henry said in a statement. “I want to extend my warmest wishes for the continued success of your organization during what has been a difficult time for all of us.”
She added that taking a moment to enjoy the joy of two little puppies is “so welcome”.
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