Archive for the “Hanni” Category

Mayville

February 27, 201522 CommentsPosted in blindness, Hanni, Harper, public speaking, Seeing Eye dogs, travel, Uncategorized, visiting schools, Whitney

Teachers in Mayville, Wisconsin had read my children’s book Hanni and Beth: Safe &Sound  aloud to their students before I arrived there last week, so when I showed up without Hanni, the star of that book, a few of the kids were – quite reasonably– disappointed. Hmm. Might be good to start my presentation with […]

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Cold enough for ya?

February 19, 20158 CommentsPosted in careers/jobs for people who are blind, guide dogs, Hanni, questions kids ask, Seeing Eye dogs, travel, Uncategorized, visiting schools, Whitney, Writing for Children

The predicted high today is 4º. Some of our Chicago friends have escaped to Florida, Mexico, Costa Rica. Whitney and me? We took off north, to Wisconsin. I’m writing from our hotel in beautiful Menomonee Falls, just outside Milwaukee. Whitney and I are preparing for our visits to schools in nearby Mayville, which, according to […]

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Mondays with Mike: My partner's partners

February 9, 201525 CommentsPosted in blindness, Dora, guest blog, guide dogs, Hanni, Harper, Mike Knezovich, Mondays with Mike, Seeing Eye dogs, Uncategorized, Whitney

Beth here. We debuted our “Mondays with Mike” feature just about a year ago, and since then many of you blog readers have told us how much you enjoy starting your week reading my husband Mike Knezovich’s posts. Some of you newcomers might not know that Mike had been weighing in occasionally with guest posts […]

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That's 105 in dog years — but hey, who's counting?

February 4, 201511 CommentsPosted in blindness, Blogroll, careers/jobs for people who are blind, guide dogs, Hanni, Seeing Eye dogs, Uncategorized, visiting libraries, visiting schools, Writing for Children

My retired Seeing Eye dog Hanni will turn fifteen years old this weekend! She was only five years old when I started sending Hanni and Beth: Safe & Sound out to agents and publishers, and now, ten years later, the book and its star are still going strong. Just this past weekend a brand new […]

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Do Seeing Eye dogs really know their left from their right?

January 14, 201512 CommentsPosted in blindness, Hanni, Harper, Mike Knezovich, questions kids ask, Seeing Eye dogs, Uncategorized, visiting schools, Whitney

Whitney usually leads me to the train station in downtown Chicago on her own, but when my gem of a husband, Mike Knezovich, generously offered to walk us this morning, I said “YES!” Reasons: Freezing temperatures — if Whitney and I got lost or turned around for just a few minutes, we’d end up with […]

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