[nagdu] Moving from my apartment into a house
marianne at denningweb.com
Sun Aug 2 14:35:33 UTC 2015
When I give a speech I always say I can't tell the dog to take me to
"store name" and think the dog will do it. You just blew my speech.
On 8/2/15, Lori Dent via nagdu <nagdu at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> Hi all,
> This morning Rick Gipp and I left our apartment at 7:00 and we drove to
> Columbus, Ohio so Rick could attend a meeting for the Ohio Lions
> Foundation. Rick is the trustee for our District and the Ohio Lions
> Foundation helps get Ipads placed in libraries for visually impaired and
> blind students to use. Also, this organization helps with disaster relief
> as well.
> Anyway Rick had to be down in Columbus, Ohio by 10.00. The meeting was held
> at the law firm and one of these Lions members who is a lawyer and it's
> his law firm everyone met at.
> We arrived at the law firm at 9:30. Gipp and I have been here once before
> about a year ago or so. Since we arrived a half hour early we decided to
> walk over to the shopping center/strip mall to use the restrooms. We
> actually walked over to Giant Eagle . So I told Gipp to find Giant Eagle
> and without me saying another word to him except to find Giant Eagle and
> find the restroom Gipp guided me from the parking lot of the law firm
> building over to the shopping center/strip mall where Giant Eagle is and he
> took me exactly to Giant Eagle and found the correct entrance doors to go
> through and took me straight to the ladies restroom without me giving him
> any verbal direction. Gipp remembered exactly where Giant Eagle and the
> restrooms were on his own. After we both used the restroom Rick walked back
> over to the law firm building to attend his meting.
> Gipp and I were on our own for 4 hours. So I was planning to walk through
> the shopping center/mall strip over to Macy's department store which we
> did. I told Gipp to find Macy's and he did exactly that. Gipp guided me
> around the outside of the shopping center/mall strip and found Macy's like
> I asked him to. But when we got over to Macy's department store and Gipp
> found the door we couldn't get in. The doors were locked. Macy's department
> store this location had went out of business and closed their doors for
> So Gipp and I decided to walk around and behind and in the back of Macy's
> are some other stores
> So we walked on the backside of the shopping center/mall strip just to see
> what was there and Gipp remembered walking this before.
> Then after walking for a bit I decided to go to get something to eat for
> lunch. So we walked from the shopping center/mall strip back over to the
> law firm building and from their parking lot we walked up to the sidewalk
> turned left and walked up to the corner to cross the street. But before
> getting up to the corner Gipp stopped and he had to take me around a
> barricade that was on the sidewalk.
> So I told Gipp to take me around the barricade so he went left into the
> grass and around the barricade and guided me back up on the sidewalk and we
> continued to walk to the corner to get ready to cross the street. I was so
> proud of my boy for guiding me around the barricade obstacle on the
> Once we crossed the street and got to the otherside and back up on the
> sidewalk I told Gipp forward and find Wendy's restaurant and Gipp did
> exactly that. He guided me right up to the door to enter Wendy's. While I
> had lunch Gipp laid next to my chair on his side and never moved until I
> was ready to leave. Once I was finished with lunch we walked around some
> more. We were about 10 minutes or so from downtown Columbus, Ohio. We were
> in the upper part of Arlington area . Then around 1:30 PM we decided to
> walk back to the law firm building and inside and upstairs and wait for
> Rick. By this time it was almost 2:00 PM in the afternoon. By this time
> Rick's meeting was finished for the day.
> I was so impressed in the way Gipp patterns and remembers where things are
> only being here once before about a year or so ago. Also his guidework was
> flawless . I just love the way Gipp works for me and how proud I am of him.
> He's one smart and amazing dog and I love him so. Just had to share with
> you all. Take care.
> Lori and the Gipper
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Marianne Denning, TVI, MA
Teacher of students who are blind or visually impaired
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