From Four Eyes to Four Legs

My old blog has a new home!
Catch up on old news and current adventures here.

Being blind can be an adventure, and no adventure is complete without an adorable animal side-kick. Learn what it’s like to live, work, and play with a Seeing Eye dog, enter the world through my dim eyes, and follow writing updates.

Anneliese lies on a red blanket with Greta draped over her chest. Both are grinning broadly, and Anneliese’s clothes are covered in dog hair.
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Guest Post: Hi, I’m Greta! It’s My Story Too!

Hi, I’m Greta! I’m so excited to meet you all! Can we be friends, please? Right now? Are we friends yet? I love you all! Ah, I should calm down and introduce myself. I’m Greta, and I’m a Seeing Eye dog! My partner is Anneliese, and together we go on lots of adventures! Or, we used to, but…

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October Update

I felt light headed at one point. My heart raced constantly, I felt my hearing (which is my peripheral vision) partially overwhelmed with what I expected to hear rather than what I was actually hearing. And by the time of the announcement of the last delay out of Seattle…I remembered all I’d eaten in almost 2 days was just 2 salads! That might have ad something to do with it.

Flashback Friday: Dog Distraction

To explain how Seeing Eye dogs are trained to ignore their instincts, I’m going to use an example. Juno is, of course, our working dog. Fluffy will be our civilian dog. Here’s how Juno learns to ignore Fluffy:

Guest Post: An Open Letter to New Guide Dog Handlers

This week, fellow blindfluencer Rhianna McGregor and I swapped blogs again. We’re both on our second dog guides, and decided to share some hard-won wisdom from our experiences with new and prospective dog guide users. We’ve attended different schools, worked with different breeds, and learned different lessons.

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