[bksvol-discuss] Re: O_T Guide dogs in High school

Some dogs like being lazy and ;laid back all day and would hate the 
lifestyle that I have, smile of running everywhere.

That is why schools breed and train a variety of different dogs and 
different personalities.

Smile.

There are currently more dogs than applicants so... if you want a dog, don't 
feel guilty about it.

I knew a black lab who thought his day was complete when his elderly owner 
took him down to the store.  She had received him after he the dog had 
decided that a college lifestyle was NOT for him and was returned to the 
school.

We had the sweetest little golden retriever when I was at GDB who was the 
same way, I would have taken him but he didn't want to go lots of places and 
was happy snuggling and snoozing.

Smile.

The key is to let the school you apply to know what your lifestyle is, your 
activity level, employment, and experience.

And by the by, a lot of sit and stare at computer screens all day, smile. 
And our guys are o.k. with it, especially if a walk home is in order 
afterwards, or say a walk through the neighborhood.  I take my dog for walks 
for Just for the fun of it, smile.

In fact took both dogs for a walk last night just because it was a really 
nice day.

Course it is up to you, smile.  And you have to balance the care with the 
desire to have one.

Shelley L. Rhodes B.S. Ed, CTVI
and Judson, guiding golden
juddysbuddy@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Guide Dogs For the Blind Inc.
Graduate Alumni Association Board
www.guidedogs.com

Dog ownership is like a rainbow.
 Puppies are the joy at one end.
 Old dogs are the treasure at the other.
Carolyn Alexander

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From: "Lora" <loravara@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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Although I was sixteen when I got a dog, I'd just graduated high school and
was off to college.  I know my high school would not have been ready for a
dog.  They really weren't even ready for it when I started using a cane, so
I think they would have been very hard on the dog.

Nowadays, I feel guilty about getting a dog.  In the past, when I've had a
dog, I've either been in college, and running frantically all through the
day, or working in a job that at least had some travel required, including
trips to other states, and field trips with students.

Nowadays, I sit at a desk all day and stare at a computer screen ...
Figuratively, of course.  I think it would be boring for a dog.


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Sent: Monday, October 09, 2006 9:36 AM
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Subject: [bksvol-discuss] O_T Guide dogs in High school

I waited till I had graduated before getting my dog for the reasons that you
discussed E.

My high school wasn't ready for a blind student and I know they weren't
ready for a guide dog.

It worked out.

I got Judson in July after I graduated from HS. and before I net to my
undergrad university in August.

Shelley L. Rhodes B.S. Ed, CTVI
and Judson, guiding golden
juddysbuddy@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Guide Dogs For the Blind Inc.
Graduate Alumni Association Board
www.guidedogs.com

Dog ownership is like a rainbow.
 Puppies are the joy at one end.
 Old dogs are the treasure at the other.
Carolyn Alexander

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How cruel some kids can be!  Had it not been for those kids, your first dog
would have worked out.

My best friend in high school got a dog before our senior year, but the
school superintendent made her keep him outside in a kennel.  The kennel was
in the sun during that hot September, and her dog got a heat stroke and
died.

Sue S.

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I really got my first dog at sixteen the summer before my senior year in
high school.  My schoolmates drove cars near the dog and slammed on brakes
to make that screechy noise.  They came up to the dog and pretended to hit
it or kick it or made loud noises and sudden movements near it to scare
it.  By the end of the year, the dog would come home and cower behind the
couch.  She went back to Seeing Eye.  I went back to Seeing Eye the summer
before my freshman year in college to get my second dog.  So I think of
this second dog as the first one I had for a long time.

E.

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