Archive for the “Seeing Eye dogs” Category

How this sixth-grader discovered his spirit animal

November 22, 201715 CommentsPosted in blindness, careers/jobs for people who are blind, memoir writing, questions kids ask, Seeing Eye dogs, visiting schools

This just in! The Hinsdalean newspaper did a great article on our visit. You can read it here if you want to get another point of view on our class visit.   Whitney and I spent an entire day last week with sixth-graders at Clarendon Hills Middle School (CHMS). I’ve visited students at hundreds of […]

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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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