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The Final Paws for Thought

Hi everyone, it’s me – Fiji’s mom, Lois. This is an incredibly difficult post to write. It is written with pain and grief, and yet with a sense of profound joy and love. I had to let my beloved guide dog Fiji go after a short illness. She went into liver failure from an undiagnosed …

Paws for Thought on Being a Calendar Girl

Hello everyone, it’s me – Fiji! I’m so excited! It is finally October – the month where I am the calendar model for the 2023 SA Guide-Dogs Association for the Blind calendar. I remember I told you that I was going to be a calendar model, back when the photographs were taken. But back then …

Paws for Thought on My Beautiful Nose

Hello everyone, it’s me – Fiji. I took Mom on another adventure recently. This time we went on a street art tour of the place called Salt River. I’ve taken Mom there before, when she wanted to visit the Cape Town Society for the Blind, but we weren’t going there this time. Instead we went …

Paws for Thought on Justifiable Grumpiness

Hello everyone, it’s me – Fiji. I don’t believe it! It’s just not right! A few days ago I finally relented and told Mom she was no longer grounded. If you remember, I grounded her when she returned from Mauritius at the end of last year and told her she wasn’t allowed to leave the …