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Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009
4:56 pm
Seeing Eye Reunion
Does anyone have any info on the Seeing Eye reunion. If it was posted here already, sorry was out of town for a bit. Thanks

Current Mood: curious
Tuesday, September 16th, 2008
9:36 pm
breakfast show CTV
Wow, good news for tonight. Just received an email saying that our demonstration for goalball will be on tomorrow morning on the Breakfast show here in Canada.

I'm actually not sure if all parts of Canada get CTV, but if you can, then figure out what channel and what time and see how horrible I do, smile.

Current Mood: excited
Saturday, September 13th, 2008
5:05 pm
Hi, my name is May McDonald and I live in Edmonton Alberta Canada. I have a female german shepherd named Wynter. I've had her for a little over two years.

If you would like to get to know Wynter and I, please feel free to make us your friend. we're always looking for new ones, smile. Some of you might even know me from one of the many list I'm on.

Hope we hear from you, smile.
Friday, July 4th, 2008
1:27 pm
The Seeing Eye now in schools directory
Hey everyone, just wanted to let you all know that TSE is now in the schools directory and you can add it to your user info if you like. Hope you're all enjoying the Fourth of July if you choose to celebrate it.:)
Friday, May 23rd, 2008
8:17 am
Shopping around for dog food
I have a question for all you wonderful people.

I feed Julia Blue Buffalo Chicken and Brown Rice food. Last time I needed to purchase her food, I ordered it from http://www.petfooddirect.com That batch of food started to run low last week so I looked on the site. Unfortunately, I didn't see the food I needed. I sent an e-mail to Petfooddirect asking what was going on. I received an e-mail this week stating that they will no longer be able to carry Blue Buffalo. In the meantime, I had arranged for someone to take me to PetSmart so Julia now has food for 2 months.

When I heard this news from Petfooddirect, I called my local PetSmart and asked them about delivery options. They told me that they do not deliver food so that's not a possibility. I am wondering though if anyone knows of any additional sites where I could order Julia's food and receive a discount because she is a dog guide. That was another thing I liked about Petfooddirect, the 20% discount I received.

Thanks for any info anyone has.
Saturday, April 26th, 2008
10:07 pm
Adding TSE to the schools list on LJ
Hey all,

Several of the guide-dog schools are listed in LJ's school directory. I thought it might be fun to have TSE listed as well. If you agree, go here and click the "add school" link at the bottom. This should take you to the schools listing for Morristown, NJ. They might add it if enough people request it.
Thursday, April 3rd, 2008
3:16 pm
A great day with Julia
Today was a red letter day. What happened today made me realize that even though I have my moments with Julia, it is all worth it.

The walk to class started out like any other walk we have taken. Things quickly became dangerous on the sidewalk close to the pharmacy. There was a rather large area of construction on the sidewalk, complete with large machinery, mounds of dirt, and a very large hole in the sidewalk. When I reached the construction area, there was a lady that completely lost it. She was freaking out because, "Oh my goodness. A blind person is coming with a dog. What do we do?" I'm sure she had her reasons as I assume she is an employee of the construction company, but she made this big deal. I tried to calm her down and tell her that my dog would deal with it.

I encouraged Julia forward and was very calm about the whole thing. She took me around the big construction area by way of the street. Eventually, we got back onto the sidewalk, and I praised up a storm. We normally do not have anything out of the ordinary on this route so this was definitely praiseworthy. The construction lady was really surprised that we managed so well. I wanted to tell her that Julia had been trained for this sort of thing but decided against it.

The rest of our walk to CHHS was uneventful. Another big event happened when we were inside the building. When we reached my locker, I was intending to open it right away, but my keys fell from my hand and landed somewhere on the floor. I couldn't see where they landed, nor could I tell by the sound. I went totally out on a whim and said, "Julia, where is it?" She pointed right to the keys so I could pick them up without groping. I was so impressed and again praised up a storm. The thing that I think is so neat about the second event is that she has never been trained to locate dropped objects. Normally when I drop something, I can find it visually, but ever since part of my keychain broke, finding my keys visually has been difficult.

Coming home from class, we encountered the construction area again. With no prompting from me, Julia immediately went around the area into the street like she did this morning. The lady working at the site didn't freak out either and was very impressed with Julia.

Current Mood: happy
Tuesday, March 25th, 2008
7:29 pm
Intro post
I'm glad to see a community specifically for grads of The Seeing Eye.

I am currently working my first dog guide, a lab golden cross named Julia. She is 20 inches tall and weighs 53 pounds. Her birthday is April 15, 2005.

When she is not in harness, she loves to play hard. She has her favorite toys, and if she sees me getting the toy out of her tub, she will get very excited. She's also great at the daily obedience that we do before going to class or other places.

We were partnered in September and moved to Michigan to attend grad school in January. Julia has adapted quite well to the campus lifestyle and is such a trooper when we get lost. She is also very quick to pick up routes to places. I love having a dog who can learn associations between names and locations.

Julia is also sensitive to my additional disabilities. She can alert to impending ankle pain as much as an hour before it occurs. If she doesn't alert, she will slow down when the pain hits. She just knows that I'm in pain and that she has to walk slower. Her steps are daintier as someone described it.

I"m looking forward to participating in the community!

Current Mood: happy
1:31 pm
Another intro
Hi. I'm working my first Seeing Eye dog, a female German Shepherd named Yani. We came home on January 24 of this year. I haven't yet had an LJ icon made that features Yani, so my posts are currently displaying my retired guide, a female yellow Lab named Glaze. I'm glad someone started this community. Is membership open?
1:42 am
As I said, I am Lisa from Illinois who got her first dog from Seeing Eye. I feel it is important for the Seeing Eye graduates to have a place to share their stories, experiences, and words of wisdom to people who are interested in Seeing Eye. I originally was supposed to attend Guiding Eyes for the Blind, but my video taped vidio was lost so my application was denyed. I was devistated but then got into The Seeing Eye. I had major orientation problems when I got to The Seeing Eye, so they not only showed me stuff with the dog, but also worked with me on orientation stuff. After my training, Lucas Frank came to help me and we worked more on traffic reading and dog stuff. My orientation is much better and I am much more confident traveling without a cane. I owe it all to the Seeing Eye.

Current Mood: okay
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