[nagdu] Why I hate relieving on route
crazymusician at shaw.ca
Tue Sep 30 19:17:42 UTC 2014
jenny has a bit of a pattern that she uses when she has to relieve, particularly pooping. If she has to pee she does a little lopsided walk, so it's quite obvious that she tries to hold it. If I am not paying attention, she will simply take me to a grassy area and wait for me to remove her harness so she can relieve. Once, my husband thought it was silly that she was just so "distracted", but I told him that she had to do her business and, sure enough, she took me to a grassy area and went for a big pee!
Now, pooping... she starts off by slowing down, and the way she walks causes me to touch her to make sure she's focused and not sniffing around. Usually this involves a brief stroke from head to tail, and she's actually started arching her back slightly during this process if she has to poop. After she's made it clear she has to go, she will walk at a near run until we get to a place where she can go. We actually just did this about half an hour ago... and if I had to poo that bad, I'd run, too!
Daryl and Jenny
----- Original Message -----
From: Danielle Antoine via nagdu <nagdu at nfbnet.org>
To: Aleeha Dudley <blindcowgirl1993 at gmail.com>, NAGDU Mailing List, the National Association of Guide Dog Users <nagdu at nfbnet.org>
Sent: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:11:30 -0600 (MDT)
Subject: Re: [nagdu] Why I hate relieving on route
Ohoorooorrooooooggggg! How I know. Or, the times when they don't go on
schedule and you get caught off guard without a baggy. Very very
embarrassing! that happened to me twice on LSU's campus and I had no
extra paper or anything to clean up with. The next time I resorted to
asking a passerby if she had a bag with her by chance and she didn't.
With my first dog he would walk and dump if I wasn't careful. My
sister happened to be with me that day and suddenly said "oh Fagin is
pooing". I was prepared but I learned that he had a little wiggle in
his step and started picking up on that and having him pull over until
he eventually got the msg and he'd pull over on his own.
I think the guide dog orgs aught to work on a way to carry those full
On 9/30/14, Aleeha Dudley via nagdu <nagdu at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> I feel strongly about him as well. I can always tell when my boy he has to
> go, as he is very slow, and doesn't really focus on much. When we cross
> streets, he pulls hard to the left is if there is grass there, when there
> isn't. It's frustrating for me, as well, to carry around a bag. And I find
> that it is difficult to clean up in the grass, especially if it's a little
> bit loose.he doesn't have a specific time or place that he goes, he just
> goes. Fortunately, he does pull off most of the time, but if I think he's
> messing around and try to make him keep moving, he will go on the sidewalk.
> We won't even talk about the time, shortly after I brought him home, that he
> literally urinated on my foot while standing waiting to cross the street. At
> least I've gotten him to warn me.
> Aleeha Dudley and seeing eye dog Dallas
> Vice President, Ohio Association of blind students
> Blindcowgirl1993 at gmail.com
> "The wind of Heaven is that which blows between a horse's ears." Arabian
> Sent from my iPhone
>> On Sep 30, 2014, at 1:13 PM, Tracy Carcione via nagdu <nagdu at nfbnet.org>
>> Raven, I'll tell you why I hate when a dog relieves on route.
>> I have to walk around with a full baggy, looking for a trashcan. Some
>> places they're easy to find; others there just aren't any.
>> Not too nice, carrying around a full baggy on the way to a romantic
>> dinner, or headed somewhere with co-workers.
>> Or, I miss the signal, and the dog poops on the sidewalk. I try to clean
>> it up like a good citizen, and end up stepping in it because I don't know
>> quite where it is. Heading back to the office or to the bus with sh-- on
>> my shoes. Not nice at all.
>> When Ben is getting ready to go, but isn't quite ready yet, he gets very
>> sniffy. His mind is on relieving, not guiding. It's a distraction.
>> a much better guide after relieving than before, but he won't go before.
>> You may not care about these things, but I feel strongly about them.
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