Yesterday we enjoyed a great day with our friends, Steve and Debi and their sweet dogs, Dakota, Desma, and Culver (pictures to follow). They are such incredible hosts and friends. Love them and when I think of reasons I am grateful for Guide Dogs for the Blind -- the blessing of this wonderful friendship is near the top!
As we were going into lunch, Panerra (yummy soup on a rainy day); I was outside with Cricket. An employee that was outside, asked me if that was a guide dog - yes, I said. He then said, oh our manager probably won't let you in our restaurant. I told him very nicely that yes he could and gave him a brief explanation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Thank you, ADA. The employee left with 'good luck - I don't think you'll be able to go in.' I smiled and said Yes I can. I entered and there was no problem. Just a situation of an employee that is learning and I realized I have learned so much in the past 12 years with a guide and grateful that I can assertively say, Yes I can (in so many ways)