Travels with Gulliver
SHOPPERS meandering along Prince St in Grafton on Monday may find themselves face-to-paw with the biggest guide dog they've ever seen.
Affectionately named Gulliver, the 4.3 metre tall pooch is at the end of a year-long, 5000-kilometre trip around eastern Australia where it has been used by Guide Dogs NSW/ACT to raise awareness of the role the organisation has in helping the vision-impaired.
Jeremy Hill, regional manager for Guide Dogs across Northern NSW, said the dog was named Gulliver after the intrepid star of Jonathon Swift's 1726 novel, Gulliver's Travels.
“Like Gulliver on his travels, our instructors travel to wherever our free services are required,” Mr Hill said.
Gulliver will be found outside the old Mackellys store in Prince St, Grafton, between 10am and noon on Monday.
For more information about Guide Dogs Australia, visit guidedogs.com.au