Last week, I was honoured to be asked to be guest speaker at an annual general meeting for an organization that supports children with disabilities. As I was preparing to enter the building, a little boy approached us. I was just about to put Tulia's harness on. The boy came up to us and asked very nicely if he could pat my dog. I said yes as she was not wearing her working harness. He patted her and then turned to go inside with his mom. She came up to us and told me that he is afraid of dogs and never ever before has asked to pat any dog. Tulia must have given off a special vibe. She is a special dog but then I am biased. So lucky to be the one she shares her life with every day.
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Thursday, June 20, 2013
The other day, I was waiting to cross a street near me that I cross almost every day. This street has a regular traffic light. When you are blind, you listen for traffic patterns. When the cars travel in the same direction you wish to travel, you go forward. Or at least in my case, then I tell my guide dog to go forward. The other day, I could not hear a pattern in the traffic. I stood there for a while listening. Then, a man crossed the street and told me that the lights were on flashing cycle. They were not working. Thanks to him for helping me solve the puzzle in a kindly and straight forward way. He also asked if he could help and how best he could do that. Great that he talked to me like a competent adult and did not try to pet my working dog! Thank you so much whoever you are! Made my day!