goldflash9 at sbcglobal.net
Tue Apr 5 21:57:06 UTC 2011
I joined the list a few days ago but have been quiet as of yet.
My name is Sarah, and I live in the Los Angeles area with my husband and my first guide, a male yellow lab/golden cross named Miguel. I got him from GDB in SR in 2002, so we've been together for almost 9 years. Miguel will be 11 in June, and is still working well, though he's recently begun to develop some sorness in his lower spine. I've put in my apps for my next guide, but I require a poodle now for medical reasons, so my wait will be awhile.
Commenting on a recent post, I agree that the dogs that are older when issued are more mature and easier to manage. Miguel was 22 months old when he was issued, and he didn't display much in the way of typical puppy behavior. He never really tested me much at all, and he was never a chewer, so much so that I am able to routinely use his leather leash as his tie down with no problems.
Sarah & Miguel
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