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Blind Retriever & Guide Dog Puppy!

Charlie Blind Retriever & Maverick the Guide Dog Puppy!

Adorable blind golden retriever has his own guide dog puppy

Original post on Metro by  Jacob Geanous 

Charlie and Maverick, Charlie is almost 11 years old and Maverick is 4 months old. Charlie had glaucoma which led to his double enucleation (both eyes removed). Now, Maverick is here to help Charlie around and Charlie is trying to teach Maverick manners. 🤣 definitely a work in progress.

In 2016, Charlie had to have his left eye removed after the dog contracted glaucoma. A year later, Charlie began to go blind in his right eye so Stipe decided it had to be removed as well.

Maverick the guide Puppy and Charlie
Maverick the guide Puppy and Charlie

Charlie and Maverick enjoying the car rideFor us it was a no-brainer, empty our retirement plan to care for this dog because he makes us happy,’ Chelsea Stipe said. When Chelsea became pregnant, she figured getting a puppy would be a great way to make sure her child had a dog to grow up with. The family got Maverick on New Years Day 2019.

At first, Charlie was not thrilled to have the new puppy around, but he eventually got comfortable with his new friend and Maverick quickly noticed that his old pal was a little different.

‘When they would play, Maverick would realize that Charlie would lose the toy sometimes, so (Maverick) would pick it up and put it back in front of him to re-engage playtime,’ Chelsea said. The pair even learned to walk side-by-side to support each other.

Charlie and Maverick enjoying the car ride
Charlie and Maverick enjoying the car ride

‘They almost turn into little sled dogs where they’ll walk together,’ Chelsea said.

The heartwarming tale of Charlie and Maverick was widely shared after WeRateDogs tweeted photos of the pair after Chelsea submitted the dogs’ story and pictures. Less than an hour after posting, WeRateDogs reached out to Chelsea and told her she should make an account for the pair.

She agreed and the account has taken off, gaining more than 20,000 followers in its first day. ‘Everything has just been so positive and loving and I’ve even had people reaching out about their dogs who had glaucoma,’ She said.

 

 

 

 

Vision Impaired Archery – 8 Dec

Archery with Metro Blind Sport
Venue:
Southfields Academy Sports  Hall  -  Aspire@Southfields, 337 Merton Road, SW18 5JU
Time:
12 noon - 2.00 pm
Phone:
07743942062
Date:
08th December 2019
Cost:
£2.50 for Members ** £5 Non - Members


Come down and try Vision Impaired Archery!

We are fortunate to have a professional instructor to give one-to-one coaching and all equipment is provided along with a tactile aiming guide and foot locater so that totally blind shooters can take meaningful part in the sport.

We welcome all members and the age of shooters ranges from as young as ten if accompanied.  Our regular Vision Impaired Archery session now take place on the second Sunday of the month from 12 noon to 2 pm. But please  do check the event calendar as sometimes the date needs to be changed.

If you would like to attend  our next Vision Impaired Archery session
please use the contact details below.

Contact:  Fred Carpenter (Archery Co-Ordinator)
Tel. 07743942062 or email freddy2cokes@yahoo.co.uk

Venue:  Southfields Academy Sports  Hall  –  Aspire@Southfields, 337 Merton Road, SW18 5JU

Nearest tube station is Southfields, The station is on the District line between East Putney and Wimbledon Park stations
Nearest mainline station is Earlfield
Bus route: 156 towards Wimbledon.

To get in the mood, there is some great footage of the Olympic archery tournament at London 2012 at Lord’s cricket ground at the following link:
BBC Sport (BBC) www.bbc.co.uk/sport/archery
Scroll down for a list of great audio/visual clips.

You may also find more information of interest on the British Blind Sport website:British Blind Sport (BBS) www.britishblindsport.org.uk
And on Archery GB website: http://www.ArcheryGB.org

 

Vision Impaired Archery – 10 Nov

Archery with Metro Blind Sport
Venue:
Southfields Academy Sports  Hall  -  Aspire@Southfields, 337 Merton Road, SW18 5JU
Time:
12 noon - 2.00 pm
Phone:
07743942062
Date:
10th November 2019
Cost:
£2.50 for Members ** £5 Non - Members


Come down and try Vision Impaired Archery!

We are fortunate to have a professional instructor to give one-to-one coaching and all equipment is provided along with a tactile aiming guide and foot locater so that totally blind shooters can take meaningful part in the sport.

We welcome all members and the age of shooters ranges from as young as ten if accompanied.  Our regular Vision Impaired Archery session now take place on the second Sunday of the month from 12 noon to 2 pm. But please  do check the event calendar as sometimes the date needs to be changed.

If you would like to attend  our next Vision Impaired Archery session
please use the contact details below.

Contact:  Fred Carpenter (Archery Co-Ordinator)
Tel. 07743942062 or email freddy2cokes@yahoo.co.uk

Venue:  Southfields Academy Sports  Hall  –  Aspire@Southfields, 337 Merton Road, SW18 5JU

Nearest tube station is Southfields, The station is on the District line between East Putney and Wimbledon Park stations
Nearest mainline station is Earlfield
Bus route: 156 towards Wimbledon.

To get in the mood, there is some great footage of the Olympic archery tournament at London 2012 at Lord’s cricket ground at the following link:
BBC Sport (BBC) www.bbc.co.uk/sport/archery
Scroll down for a list of great audio/visual clips.

You may also find more information of interest on the British Blind Sport website:British Blind Sport (BBS) www.britishblindsport.org.uk
And on Archery GB website: http://www.ArcheryGB.org

 

Vision Impaired Archery – 13 Oct

Archery with Metro Blind Sport
Venue:
Southfields Academy Sports  Hall  -  Aspire@Southfields, 337 Merton Road, SW18 5JU
Time:
12 noon - 2.00 pm
Phone:
07743942062
Date:
13th October 2019
Cost:
£2.50 for Members ** £5 Non - Members


Come down and try Vision Impaired Archery!

We are fortunate to have a professional instructor to give one-to-one coaching and all equipment is provided along with a tactile aiming guide and foot locater so that totally blind shooters can take meaningful part in the sport.

We welcome all members and the age of shooters ranges from as young as ten if accompanied.  Our regular Vision Impaired Archery session now take place on the second Sunday of the month from 12 noon to 2 pm. But please  do check the event calendar as sometimes the date needs to be changed.

If you would like to attend  our next Vision Impaired Archery session
please use the contact details below.

Contact:  Fred Carpenter (Archery Co-Ordinator)
Tel. 07743942062 or email freddy2cokes@yahoo.co.uk

Venue:  Southfields Academy Sports  Hall  –  Aspire@Southfields, 337 Merton Road, SW18 5JU

Nearest tube station is Southfields, The station is on the District line between East Putney and Wimbledon Park stations
Nearest mainline station is Earlfield
Bus route: 156 towards Wimbledon.

To get in the mood, there is some great footage of the Olympic archery tournament at London 2012 at Lord’s cricket ground at the following link:
BBC Sport (BBC) www.bbc.co.uk/sport/archery
Scroll down for a list of great audio/visual clips.

You may also find more information of interest on the British Blind Sport website:British Blind Sport (BBS) www.britishblindsport.org.uk
And on Archery GB website: http://www.ArcheryGB.org

 

Vision Impaired Archery – 8 Sept

Archery with Metro Blind Sport
Venue:
Southfields Academy Sports  Hall  -  Aspire@Southfields, 337 Merton Road, SW18 5JU
Time:
12 noon - 2.00 pm
Phone:
07743942062
Date:
08th September 2019
Cost:
£2.50 for Members ** £5 Non - Members


Come down and try Vision Impaired Archery!

We are fortunate to have a professional instructor to give one-to-one coaching and all equipment is provided along with a tactile aiming guide and foot locater so that totally blind shooters can take meaningful part in the sport.

We welcome all members and the age of shooters ranges from as young as ten if accompanied.  Our regular Vision Impaired Archery session now take place on the second Sunday of the month from 12 noon to 2 pm. But please  do check the event calendar as sometimes the date needs to be changed.

If you would like to attend  our next Vision Impaired Archery session
please use the contact details below.

Contact:  Fred Carpenter (Archery Co-Ordinator)
Tel. 07743942062 or email freddy2cokes@yahoo.co.uk

Venue:  Southfields Academy Sports  Hall  –  Aspire@Southfields, 337 Merton Road, SW18 5JU

Nearest tube station is Southfields, The station is on the District line between East Putney and Wimbledon Park stations
Nearest mainline station is Earlfield
Bus route: 156 towards Wimbledon.

To get in the mood, there is some great footage of the Olympic archery tournament at London 2012 at Lord’s cricket ground at the following link:
BBC Sport (BBC) www.bbc.co.uk/sport/archery
Scroll down for a list of great audio/visual clips.

You may also find more information of interest on the British Blind Sport website:British Blind Sport (BBS) www.britishblindsport.org.uk
And on Archery GB website: http://www.ArcheryGB.org