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Two B.C. guide dog puppies named in honour of Dr. Bonnie Henry

Bonnie and Henry.
Image Credit: BC & Alberta Guide Dogs
September 30, 2020 - 9:22 AM

Two "adorable"  guide dog puppies have been named in honour of B.C.'s top doc.

The BC & Alberta Guide Dogs announced they named two of their litter of Labradors Bonnie and Henry.

“Dr. Henry has been a wonderful presence of calm and guidance through the COVID-19 pandemic,” Bill Thornton, CEO of B.C. & Alberta Guide Dogs said in a release.

"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.”

When they're old enough, Bonnie and Henry will train to help people who are blind or visually-impaired, serve children with profound autism, and be PTSD Service Dogs for Veterans and First Responders living with Operational Stress Injuries.

The pups have Dr. Bonnie Henry's blessing too, and she thanked B.C. Guide Dogs for all that they do for people in B.C.

"It is an honour to have two such adorable namesakes," Dr. Henry said in a release. "I would like 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 appreciate the joy of two little puppies is "so welcome.”


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