Thursday, 23 February 2012
Man's Best Friend
Even if you're not a 'doggie' person, the intelligence of some breeds must be applauded.
We all know about Guide Dogs for the Blind and the recent innovative project of Hearing Dogs for the Deaf, but now these clever animals are being trained to help care for people suffering from dementia live independently for longer.
The breeds currently involved are the reliable retrievers and labradors.
The government has given £52,000 to the project but Dementia Dogs requires to raise a further £130,00 to launch a pilot scheme later this year.
That sum of money is quite probably what the government-funded Olympic committee may pay to entertain just one of their VIP's entertainment during the London Games.
We're told the Olympics will benefit the whole country. Lies, lies and more damned lies.
Update: Maybe the canines should be rewarded like American pooches.