Wendy Forrester then introduced the speakers for the evening, Gillian Grainger and her husband Jim along with the special guest, Freda. Gillian and Jim are Puppy Walkers for Guide Dogs for the blind and partially sighted. They gave an engaging and informative account of their work as Puppy Walkers. They have had five puppies over the last seven years. They meet the puppies at about seven weeks old and work with them until they are about thirteen months. During that time they train them and involve them in all aspects of family life, in shopping trips, on buses on trains and in restaurants and cafes. They demonstrated great enthusiasm and dedication for this work and were inspiring in their accounts and stories of their puppies. The star of the evening was Freda, their current puppy, who was perfectly behaved throughout the evening.