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My calendars

It’s the start of a new year and one of my annual rituals is hanging up my new wall calendars for the year in the office and kitchen. My calendar choices are a reflection of my interest in dogs and the causes I hold dear.

Guiding Eyes for the Blind is a US-based charity dedicated to providing guide dogs to the vision-impaired. When I was only 10 years old I read Emma and I by Sheila Hocken, a memoir about the chocolate Labrador guide dog who changed Sheila’s life. I have read many other dog books since then, too, but Emma and I continues to be one of my favourites.
Greyhounds as Pets (NZ) is the adoption agency responsible for matching me with Izzy. Buying the calendar each year is a simple way of supporting the work of GAP. This calendar features the photos of greyhounds that have been adopted through GAP – all are submitted by their families in the annual calendar competition

What does your calendar say about you?

Kathleen Crisley, Fear-Free certified professional and specialist in dog massage, rehabilitation and nutrition/food therapy, The Balanced Dog, Christchurch, New Zealand