[nagdu] How do any of you deal with small children wanting to touch your guide dog

Brittney N. Mejico brittneymejico at verizon.net
Fri Apr 8 02:10:06 UTC 2011

Thank you for the advice!

-----Original Message----- 
From: Diana Dawne
Sent: Thursday, April 07, 2011 6:56 PM
To: nagdu at nfbnet.org
Subject: Re: [nagdu] How do any of you deal with small children wanting to 
touch your guide dog

Oh dear I should never had read your message because this problem can
get my blood boiling.   One wants to be kind, but at the same time
little children can easily stick a finger in an eye or in other ways
hurt my guide so I am very protective of him.  If someone gets upset
with me over my attitude I try to calmly ask would it be ok if I stick
my finger in your child's eye maybe I could be gentle but on the other
hand you never know.  I have found I get a lot of understanding when I
explain that Fuller is like my glasses except he is on a leash and just
as you wouldn't mess with someone's glasses it is equally important not
to mess with Fuller.  Besides that, Fuller doesn't bite, but if he did
they have medicines to cure you from what a dog could give you but it
is me who bites, and they would have no clue how to cure you from what
you might get from me!  this generally gets laughter and the situation
is defused.

Bright Blessings,

Diana & that Very Magical and Enchanting Guide Dog Fuller Brush

Diana Dawne PHD
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