While on an entirely unrelated adventure…
I traded my vision to an evil sorcerer in exchange for the freedom of an innocent village. Someday a friendly wizard will find a restoration spell to help me. I just hope it happens before the rest of my sight drains away…
(Photo caption: Anneliese, smiling, dressed in a NASA flight jacket, sits beside her husband, Derek, also smiling, who has his right arm gently draped about her right shoulder and his left hand on her left shoulder)
Translation: I was born with a genetic degenerative retinal condition and I’m patiently awaiting news of a clinical trial to stop, maybe even reverse my vision loss. But there’s so much more to me than that…
I’ve worked two Seeing Eye dogs now, I have a B.A. in Communication Arts and a Master’s in Christian Clinical Counseling. I’ve studied a variety of martial arts off and on for the past 15 years, and I’ve been making up stories for as long as I can remember.
I’m a reader, hiker, swimmer, seeker. I’m a space cadet, and a self-diagnosed Mary Sue. Someday I’m going to change the world.
But let ‘s face it; you’re here for the cute puppies, not my tragic backstory…
Born June 30, 2014
Chestnut German shepherd dog
Personality style: Class clown
Skills: Professional Seeing Eye dog, can chase her tail on command..
(Photo caption: Anneliese sits with Greta in her lap, her nose resting on the dog’s head, obscuring her smiling face. Greta, also smiling, has her right ear folded under Anneliese’s cheek.)
Born: Nov. 23, 2006
Died: Feb 4, 2016
Coated German Shepherd dog
Personality style: Diva
Skills: Professional Seeing Eye dog, dorm-room den mother.
(Photo caption: Anneliese, smiling, half kneeling and sitting on her right heel, holds Prada, also smiling, with her front paws draped over Anneliese’s left leg)