[nagdu] The new GDB.
angie.matney at gmail.com
Wed Dec 2 22:07:51 UTC 2009
GDB was using practice dogs when I got Glazie in 2001. I remember this one
really cute yellow Lab named Liz. I kind of hoped I'd get that dog--she was
alert and inquisitive but obedient. Of course I got my Glaze, who I would
say is just a bit harder than that dog was, and I wouldn't have it any other
way. I heard that Liz was career-changed for allergies, but I still think
about her from time to time.
I wish Seeing Eye would tell us the names of practice dogs when we work with
them. I especially remember the male GSD for our group. He wasn't really
sure this was a good idea. :)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tracy Carcione" <carcione at access.net>
To: "NAGDU Mailing List,the National Association of Guide Dog Users"
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Sent: Wednesday, December 02, 2009 2:35 PM
Subject: Re: [nagdu] The new GDB.
That's interesting that GDB is using "practice dogs", as TSE calls them.
I remember my practice dogs. One was a giant German shepherd, but as
mellow and sweet as pie. Another was a very dainty golden girl. And the
last was a big floloppy golden/lab cross who rolled over on his back and
gave me his paw. "I'm so cute! Don't you want to keep me? You can't make
me go back to the kennel!"
None of them at all like my Benny boy, who, Goddess help me, is just what
I asked for. <smile> But I wouldn't trade my Bubba. He's sweet too, in his
very guy way.
> Hi, of course I remember the day I got Pascal! I did forget to mention
> that in my long message though. I arrived to class on Monday afternoon,
> and I got my dog on Thursday afternoon. It was the longest 3 days of my
> life! For those first few days without the dog we did a lot of Juno work
> and even worked with some dogs currently in training. We just had the
> training dogs do obedience and heel. They gave me one built like a horse,
> he pulled like crazy, and did not listen well. Thank God the dog they gave
> me for my guide was so much better. Hope this helps.
> Deanna and Pascal
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