[bct] Re: Question Regarding Guide Dogs

  • From: "Kai" <kaixiong@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 18 Feb 2006 07:46:08 -0800

*smiles* Larry. I think you're getting into that religious debate again.
A god had a tougher time with hot weather? Would that be dog, maybe? I
can see how maintaining the coals would be harder than just throwing on
ice blocks to cool the world off, though. *grins* Just poking some fun
at you.

Kai


-----Original Message-----
From: blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Larry Skutchan
Sent: Saturday, February 18, 2006 7:31 AM
To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bct] Re: Question Regarding Guide Dogs


To tell you the truth, I think a god has a tougher time with extremely
hot 
weather.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "joseli Walter" <jowywa79@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, February 18, 2006 2:38 AM
Subject: [bct] Re: Question Regarding Guide Dogs


> my dog and I would wait on top of frozen snow banks for the trafic to
flow 
> in the right dirrection for us to cross and jump off into the street. 
> scared the cheese out of many a driver stopped at the red light in
front 
> of us.
> we stil would, but there aren't as many snow banks here as there were
in 
> Michigan.
>
>
> Joseli Walter
> I'd say I've lost my sanity, but you can't loose what you never had to

> begin with!!
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Marsha Macchi" <marshamac@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Friday, February 17, 2006 11:36 PM
> Subject: [bct] Re: Question Regarding Guide Dogs
>
>
>> Hi, Marsha here.  Yes, a guide dog can work around windy and
sometimes
>> inclement weather.  If they are labs and other double-coated dogs,
then 
>> they
>> will grow more hair to compensate for this frigid climate.  It is all
in
>> what you tell your prospective school in what you want.  For
instance, 
>> you
>> would tell your school should you decide to go, just the type of dog
you
>> would like in terms of generalized characteristics, for example, a
dog 
>> that
>> is used to the cold climates you describe.  I have heard of dogs who
will
>> stop and you get to step high to get over the white stuff.  Also, if
the
>> white stuff is an impediment, sometimes you just have to climb over
it 
>> and
>> go on.  There are many ways to tackle a problem of snow and other 
>> conditions
>> which can make walking a particular hazard.  Hope this helps.
>> Marsha
>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>> From: <Robert.Martin@xxxxxxx>
>> To: <Blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Cc: <Robert.martin@xxxxxxx>
>> Sent: Friday, February 17, 2006 8:46 PM
>> Subject: [bct] Question Regarding Guide Dogs
>>
>>
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> I have enjoyed hearing Larry's walks home with Jake.  I am not a
>>> guidedog user but have considered the possibility of getting one.  I
>>> did have a question regarding how the dogs do in climates where
there
>>> is a good deal of winter weather.  I live in Iowa and, although this
>>> winter has been rather mild for the upper Midwest, we currently have
>>> about four and a half inches  of snow on the ground with
temperatures
>>> a few degrees below zero.  That started me thinking about how well
the
>>> dogs can work on cold snowy winter days.  Can they do an effective
job
>>> as a guide in such weather?  Any feedback from any of you would be
>>> much appreciated.
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>>
>>> Bob Martin
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
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