Archive for the “guide dogs” Category

Part II: Interview with Robin Sitten, the narrator of Writing Out Loud

November 19, 20175 CommentsPosted in blindness, careers/jobs for people who are blind, guide dogs

In case you missed my last post: You heard that right: The audio version of “Writing Out Loud” is now available at Amazon.com. And Audible.com, too. But wait. There’s more! Thanks to my publisher — Golden Alley Press — you can win a free audio book! Just email bethfinke@goldenalleypress.com and enter WOL Freebie in the […]

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Guest post: Hanni left big shoes to fill, and this guy can fill ’em

November 15, 201713 CommentsPosted in guest blog, guide dogs, Seeing Eye dogs, Uncategorized

We’ve posted before about Steven and Nancy, our friends who generously volunteered to adopt Hanni when she retired from her duties as my guide dog. Steven and Nancy and Hanni had a great several years together–Hanni lived to 17!  But when she died earlier this year, Hanni left a big void. Nancy has posted here before, […]

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This is one thing that always makes me feel happy

October 25, 201722 CommentsPosted in blindness, careers/jobs for people who are blind, guide dogs, questions kids ask, Seeing Eye dogs, travel, visiting schools

Whitney and I took a commuter train to Deerfield, Illinois yesterday to talk with third graders at Wilmot Elementary about what it’s like to be blind and get around with a Seeing Eye dog. I started our presentation to the eight- and nine-year-olds explaining three rules to keep in mind if they happen to see […]

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