Squiggle: BEEEELLLLLLAAAAAAAAA will yoo hurry up, we got to call Hetty to do her intervoo for da blog.
Bella: okay okay keep ya fur on!
Squiggle: what ya doing anyway?
Bella: I can’t decide which hat to wear, should it be dis pink one or that pink one?
Squiggle: Bells we is calling Hetty on da cyber phone she not gonna see ya hat!
Bella: oi yoo, just cos I takes an interest in me appearance…………… do you want to burrow me bwush or is yoo going like dat?
*squiggle stares at Bella*
Bella: okay, I weady has yoo got da number to call her on, and I fink I take my pink bag wiv some snacks, hang on I go get it……………
Squiggle: BELLA will yooo hurry up, Hetty is important dog she got impawtant job I bet she never late! Pffft
Bella: ok I back and I pwessing da buttons, la la la la la lardy la! Oh it ringing. Hello Hetty tis Bella and Squiggle here, thanks for talking to us and sorry we late, it was Squiggles fault she said I had to wear a hat *sniggers*
Squiggle: Will you behave Bella we are talking to a VID here, so Hetty, we know you are more than just a pet, you have a very important job, can you tell us a little about it?
Hetty: Hi Squiggle and Bells, I am the only dog in the UK & possibly the world who has been specially bred & trained to be a Guide & Seizure Alert dog. I give mum advanced warning of epileptic seizures & can tell her when she is going to have a major one or a minor one.
Bella: wow that is amazing, don’t ya fink Squiggs, it makes our jobs of testing things for your shop a bit trivial! Hetty saves lives!
Squiggle: It is great Bells, I am really impressed wiv what they can train some dogs for, there are so many amazing assistance dogs out there and we are lucky to know Hetty.
Bella: do you fink I could be an assistance dog Squiggs?
Squiggle: urrrr I fink you should stick to the jobs you has, cos your mum told me training not your strong point *giggles*.
Bella: Hetty where you bred for da job or did they see you as a pup and fink you would be good.
Hetty: Yes I was bred by Guide Dogs for the Blind Association & grew up with a lovely lady in Scotland
Squiggle: We know you lives with other dogs with jobs, what do they do and are they are clever as you?
Hetty: I have 2 bruvvers, Arthur who is mums retired dog, he was a seizure alert & guide dog but he didn’t ‘t go to guide dog school he did open university & trained at home! Bol my little bruv is a mad Springer mix who is an autism assistance dog who has been trained to help big girl
Bella: dat amazin, did ya know in my house we have a bacon detector dog……………dats me dat is BOL
Squiggle: Bella be serious, you promised you would not mention bacon for the entire intervoo, I take it the Bacon stick anonymous meetings are not really helping! Now back to Hetty please, sorry about Bella Hetty, she gets a bit overexcited when she intervoos people, How long does it take to train to be a clever as you?
Bella: wow that is a lot of training, but you are amazing Hetty and know so much more than us. Do you get to go in shops?
Hetty: Oooh yes, I love the butchers & the pet shop
Bella: oh where do I put my name down I want to train as one of dem too!
Squiggle: Ur Bells I fink you be too old now and I can’t see you waiting patiently at the zebra crossing to go to the butchers, you would rush over there and drag you human in to the oncoming traffic if someone mentions sossigies! I think you should leave that job to the professionals Bells!
Bella: ok squiggs ya may be right, Hetty, How old are you?
Hetty: I am 4 years old
Squiggle: Hetty you sound like my kind a gur1, see Bells I not the only gurl not wearing pink! Hetty, what’s your favorite tweat?
Hetty: Ice cubes
Bella: How long you been on twitter
Hetty:18 months ish
Squiggle: What’s your fav toy?
Hetty: My big orange jolly ball! I love spherical objects,
Bella: Do you sleep in your own bed or on da big bed?
Hetty: Both, if dad gets up in the night I jump in his place quick & pretend not to notice that he has come back! He squeezes in next to me!
Bella: dat funny Hetty, my dad sometimes fits in da big bed too!
Squiggle: Thank you for talking about your life Hetty, we all think you are amazing and we are so proud there are dogs like you out there helping look after humans, as so many humans help look after us!
Bella: yep thanks Hetty, Tweet wiv ya soon! I fink we has some links here so you can support the great work of Hetty and all the other clefur dogs out there helping peeps!
Www.support-dogs.org.uk trained Hetty for her seizure alert & physical tasks like unloading the washing machine, taking her mums socks off etc
Www.guidedogs.org.uk trained her to be a guide.