I’m Not Crying, You’re Crying

I’m not crying 😢… I have something in my eye 👁.

Okay, I’m misty-eyed. But happy tears. I just watched a live presentation of “Roland the Seeing Eye Dog” 🐕. Our presenter had glaucoma probably since birth but wasn’t diagnosed until 7 and eventually she became completely blind. She attended school right here in the Alamo City and now resides in our State Capital.

Fun facts:

  • All guide dogs are not seeing eye dogs. Seeing eye dog is trademarked.
  • The person receiving the dog is matched for personality and temperament.
  • Some dogs have a street name. Like me using pseudonyms for my family. Lol.  For example let’s say Roland’s street name is Lady. That way if some asks “what’s your dog’s name?” if you give the street name, when she proceeds to exclaim “Awwww Hi Lady you beautiful beautiful dog!” Roland does not react and continues guiding.
  • I am the “she” in the bullet above but I know to ask first before engaging.  For a seeing eye dog, service animal, or pet in general, ALWAYS ask before approaching.
  • A seeing eye dog in training that does not make the cut, is called a “career changer” who then assists law enforcement or fulfills other duties.

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#JusJoJan ~ 1/24/19 – Zoomie

Here we are again.  We really should stop meeting like this.  Lol!

NOT!  Let’s keep this up for the remainder of January at least.  #JusJoJan in the house!!

Bee prompted us with zoomie.  Well I am going to have to google that.  Click here to find her last post .  Hi Bee!!!  I am uber happy to have met your acquaintance here in bloglandia.

The following picture is blurry as hell.  Is hell really blurry?  Who knows.  I took this picture last Sunday at 10:05 am CST to be exact because I saw my grand-pups soaking up the rays and thought how adorable.  I was in a hurry to run off to Home Depot which explains why the pic is out of focus.

They have lounged in this particular spot by the fence for so long, there is a groove and no grass grows – just dirt.  Even in bad weather, you can catch them there.    They are old men now turning nine this coming April.  They no longer zoomie regularly.  But back in the day, oh my.  The best!! With tons of room to roam and get out that energy.  Watching them frolicking or even now … thinking about them all zoomie makes my heart so happy!!!

As always, more to come.

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