Adorable guide dog puppies named after Dr. Bonnie Henry

Sep 29 2020, 4:31 pm

Two adorable Labrador puppies have been named Bonnie and Henry in a tribute to BC’s provincial health officer.

BC & Alberta Guide Dogs said staff chose the names because Dr. Bonnie Henry embodies qualities they think the dogs should have.

“Dr. Henry has been a wonderful presence of calm and guidance through the COVID-19 pandemic, and our organization felt that it was a fitting tribute to name these little puppies after her, as they will one day grow up to provide those same qualities of guidance and support to someone in need,” Bill Thornton, CEO of BC & Alberta Guide Dogs, said in a news release.

Dr. Bonnie Henry said she was touched by the gesture.

“It is an honour to have two such adorable namesakes,” she said in a news release. “Taking a moment to appreciate the joy of two little puppies is so welcome.”

Bonnie and Henry were born into a litter of 10 puppies. All the siblings will train to be certified as guide dogs, so that when they grow up they can help people who are blind or who have visual impairments. Some of the puppies may also go on to become service dogs for people with autism or PTSD service dogs for veterans and first responders.

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The puppies were born in a litter of 10. (BC & Alberta Guide Dogs)

 

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