Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Great things about being blind. September 11 and dogs vs canes.

As the tenth anniversary of 9/11 approaches, I heard a very interesting interview with a man who escaped the world trade centre with his guide dog. There were two men who did that. One has spoken publicly about this for years and is very wonderful to listen to. He has recently written a book called thunder dog which is very good. The other man hadn't spoken until now. The thing that shook me up was that they said that all guide dog users got out of the building and all blind cane users died inside. That gave me the shivers. I was a cane user for many years and still do use my cane but for myself really prefer having a dog. And having a dog in a chaotic situation would seem much less scary I would think. Every blind person has to make their own choices about how they travel safely. For me, it's a guide dog all the way. It feels like driving a really cool car to travel with your dog, it is much less mentally exhausting for me, and it's great to have such a wonderful creature with me all of the time.

1 comment:

  1. That is very nerve wracking to hear. But it does remind all of us how amazing these dogs really are.


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