My little red tether is my anchor in running with my friends. A beautiful guide dog has been my tether/anchor in mobility and independence for 17 years: 1. Pantera 2. Cricket, and now my beautiful 3. Georgina (Georgie). A life of family and friends is my joy and anchor in life.

The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it. CC Scott

Monday, August 24, 2009

Purse Giveaway

Fortunately, most people that ask to pet my guide dog are so nice when you say - she is working and needs to focus on her job. My frustration: When I am in the middle of walking someplace, someone asks if they can pet my guide, I explain that she is working and so petting her would be a distraction to her work and they get upset with me! Recently, (this is rare, fortunately) I politely told a lady no her daughter could not pet Cricket (we were walking in a really busy area) and she got so upset with me and informed me: You are so rude. I can't believe you won't let my daughter pet your dog! I know they simply don't understand how important it is while the harness is up for her to stay focused on her task of guiding me safely. Thank you to the generosity of Mimi , Natalie is hosting a giveaway for this beautiful purse. Just read the Guide Dog Etiquette Rules posted on her link , make a comment, and enter to win this beautiful purse. When I hear someone educating their friend or child to leave the dog alone, she's working - I stop and tell them THANK YOU!
I love her beautiful collection of purses and fun coin bags.

1 comment:

Dan and Suzy said...

Yikes are you ever right! When people challenge me as a guide dog user, I really have to dig in my heels, think fast and take a deep breathe before responding reactively. Few know the frustration of being blind and being overwhelmed by too much stimuli.
I love Natalie's blog, haven't looked at it in months!