[gdum-l] Introducing Ludden
KaeAnn.Rausch at comcast.net
Fri Feb 12 01:09:14 GMT 2010
He sounds so wonderful, Shelley. Sure wish that you were coming back to
Revere to show him off! Safe travels back to PA!
Kae & Melody
From: gdum-l-bounces at acb.org [mailto:gdum-l-bounces at acb.org] On Behalf Of
Sent: Thursday, February 11, 2010 11:34 AM
To: Guide Dog Users of Massachusetts
Subject: [gdum-l] Introducing Ludden
I wanted to pen a note from rainy Oregon to say that training here has been
going really great, and that I got a big black labrador retriever called
Ludden, yes you read that correctly. His name rhymes with sudden, and is Al
Ludden's last name. Ludden i discovered yesterday is a sponsored dog which
means all of his expenses that the school accrewed while training him have
been paid by a very generous donor. the Donor is Betty White, Al's wife.
So he is a great dog. He is gentle, easy to handle, not distracted, soft
and sensative, but an eager and willing worker, able to handle all that
Portland could throw at him. he is a great public transit dog, is not
phased by birds, cats, dogs, or children, loud noises, or well practically
anything. even the homeless kids and their dogs don't bother him.
I couldn't be happier.
I graduate on Saturday, his raisers are coming to graduation all the way
from Colorado, but I am excited to meet them too.
So, smile, the stats. Ludden is 25" tall at the shoulder, and weighs about
72 lbs. He is a very tall and athletic looking lab. He was born in August
of 2008 and has a sister in class, Lavish, and a brother Linburg who has
already graduated and is a working dog.
Ludden wears a martingale collar, as a chain slip is too severe for him,
which is fine for me. a correction for him is a "Ludden careful" while
tapping the object, or a "ludden hop up" in serious voice. This retrain had
to put the "zingers" away and get out the feather touch, and you know I like
this type of dog. He loves toys, bones and a toy we have here called a
"goughnut". Ludden is a power chewer however and has caused the demise of
several kongs while here at GDB so we shall be staying away from those toys.
We finished our last route in Portland today. We worked downtown to the
train station, got on, road the train several stops, got off, walked down
along the river, think the promenade on the Charles, smile, and then walked
and worked back to the lounge. he did awesome.
Shelley and Ludden.
or lady dog, or luddy lad, or Otter dog.
----- Original Message -----
From: Bob Hachey <mailto:bhachey at comcast.net>
To: gdum-l at acb.org ; bscb-l at acb.org
Sent: Thursday, February 04, 2010 10:11 PM
Subject: [gdum-l] Picking up after Your Dog
The following appeared on Boston.com:
Headline: Dog-walking etiquette and the disabled
Date: Feb 3, 2010
""Blind people have enough to contend with. People, please clean up after
your dogs." -- Dora Elliott"
DID YOU know that people with Seeing Eye dogs - people such as my daughter -
can, and do, pick up after their dog's messes? It isn't easy, but they do
Now imagine that you are blind and out walking your dog. You can't see the
messes people have left while walking their dogs, so you are much more
to step in them than other people. Often you might not know it until you
have tracked it into your home. Close your eyes and try to clean it off of
shoes. How do you locate it on your floors?
This week I picked up 40 dog messes at Huron Avenue and Sparks Street in
Cambridge. This corner has a post with dog clean-up bags, and a polite
What more does it take? There are numerous other places throughout the
Boston area where this is a problem.
My daughter said, "I am afraid people will think it is me not cleaning up
after my dog since I'm blind.'' Bless her heart to have to worry about that,
with the worry of stepping in dog messes.
Blind people have enough to contend with. People, please clean up after your
C Copyright 2010 Globe Newspaper Company.
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