[nfbwatlk] Fwd: [Wcb-l] Bad dog! And how to put your cane to good use.

Gloria Whipple fairyfoot at webband.com
Tue Oct 26 09:21:32 CDT 2010

Thanks Alco,

What a wonderful story!

Gloria Whipple

cell number: 509-475-4993

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Sent: Monday, October 25, 2010 9:17 PM
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Subject: [nfbwatlk] Fwd: [Wcb-l] Bad dog! And how to put your cane to good

Just had to share this. Enjoy!


Begin forwarded message:

> From: "Carl Jarvis" <carjar82 at gmail.com>
> Date: October 25, 2010 8:49:10 PM PDT
> To: "wcb" <Wcb-l at wcbinfo.org>
> Subject: [Wcb-l] Bad dog! And how to put your cane to good use.

> I've just got to share this gem of a story about a woman Cathy and I
taught basic cane travel to. 
> She is a member of Jefferson County Council of the Blind.  So don't mess
with us! 
> Carl Jarvis
> Hi Carl and Kathy.  Thought I'd tell you what happened to me last Friday
after the lunch.  I was walking to QFC like I always do with my trusty cane
and all of a sudden a huge boxer dog came up behind me and attacked me,
biting me on the upper leg.  I whirled around and started smacking him with
my trusty white cane and he came at me from the front snarling and lunging.
I kept smacking him with all my might and finally he decided I was the bitch
from hell and took off.  Not one damn person stopped to help me and there
were many driving by.  That made me as mad as the dog attack.  I walked on
down to the used clothing store close to the corner and asked them to call
911.  I explained what had happened and asked for the animal control to
come.  She said they were already on their way.  When he got there I
explained what had happened and that I was ok.  My pants were wet where he
bit and it stung but didn't break the skin.  I wasn't        scared but boy
was I mad.  I never r
 ealized that I am a FIGHTER!!!Yea Nancy.  So if you need someone to go with
you in a fight,  then I am your woman.  LOL   The animal control didn't find
him but we went on to the store and then drove by and there it was.  We
drove in and the dog went after the car too.  The owner came out and I
explained what had happened and she said...."he has been doing that a lot
lately, and I have a 3 month old baby"..  Then she said,  "He won't even let
me catch him".  I told her to get rid of the dog before he hurt the baby and
that the animal control was going to come.  Then called the animal control,
told them the address and what she had said.  He said....well the dog has
got to go.  I haven't seen it since and boy do I look good as I go past.
The funny part of this is that I never knew I was so tough...guess the
weight lifting has paid off and boy am I lucky I am sight impaired and have
that wonderful white cane.  Yea.....for us.  Of course Pat came when I
called him to tell him a
 bout it and then set about trying to get the animal control guy to tell me
I can't walk anymore.  He said nadda to that and told me I did a great job
and not to worry about how many times I'd smacked the dog because I could
use anything I could get my hands on to defend myself.  Again......Yea to
all us "Un-handicapped folks". I'm woman, I'm invincible, I'm a fighter and
I'll always be independent.  LOL   So to you two....I thank you very much
for the white cane.  I use it with pride.  PS.....The cane had all kinds of
dog slobber on it from me hitting it so much.  Yuk! 
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