[nabs] Guide Dogs in High School?
NABS Student Advocate Editor
editor.acbstudents at gmail.com
Tue Nov 23 00:03:49 GMT 2010
Three summers ago, I worked at a local daycamp for blind
children/teens. One of my girls was 12 at the time, and she was always
curious about how I worked with my guide dog, Laser. Yesterday, she
emailed me to say that she just put in her application to the Guide
Dog Foundation (the closest school to my house, and where my hairy
beast is from).
She's a sophomore this year in high school, and is hoping to get
the dog this summer, if there is one available for her to work with,
obviously. She asked me a ton of questions about living and working
with a guide dog, which I was glad to answer. However, she asked for
specific stories about having a dog in high school. I got Laser the
month after my senior year graduation, so obviously I couldn't provide
such help to her. I told her my reasons for holding off getting a dog
during high school, but I hoped maybe some of you may be able to
relate experiences/stories of working with a guide dog in high school?
Or, equally as helpful, I'm sure, why you may not have chosen to
get a dog in high school? Any help you could provide would be
appreciated. I'll be glad to pass along any stories or anecdotes to
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