Re: [IRLGuideDogs] an idea

  • From: kerie doyle <kerie.doyle1987@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "irlguidedogs@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <irlguidedogs@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 12 Dec 2010 20:48:20 +0000

Thanks Sabrina.

Kerie

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On 12 Dec 2010, at 06:06 p.m., Sabrina McKiernan
<sabmckiernan@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hi Kerie,
>
> I don't know if I will be of any help plus I have had a glass of veno ...
> lol! But here goes anyway! ...
>
> What I will say is that dogs are amazing creatures!
> And when a team is strong it is very strong! That bond is there and that
> trust between guide dog and owner. And it knows its environment very well.
> It uses what it has got.
>
> I wish to god every service user we avail of were like Irish Guide Dogs.
> I agree with Jenny O'Connell who featured on Joe Duffy show last week when
> she said that over in the Uk each person is treated on an individual basis.
> It's not like that over here. Over here, it is 'one size fits all'
>
> I wish you the best of luck Kerie,
>
> Sabrina
>
>
>
> I, like you, can't afford at the moment to pay rent on a house.
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: irlguidedogs-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:irlguidedogs-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Kerie Doyle
> Sent: 11 December 2010 15:04
> To: irlguidedogs@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [IRLGuideDogs] an idea
>
> Hi everyone.
>
> I'm hoping some of you will have some constructive input and advice to offer
> after reading this.
>
> I was partnered with my first dog in May of 2009, but unfortunately this
> didn't work out. Now after some serious thinking, i decided i was ready
> again to give it another shot, and i undertook a further assessment  last
> febuary.
> The only way to describe how this went, is absolutely amazing. I walked with
> two dogs, and it was like finding out why i wanted a dog all over again, and
> then some. Now, to my present situation. I really do want another dog more
> than anything, even though my cane skills are good and really feel i'm ready
> for the highs and the lows, the ups and downs that go with it. My problem is
> however, that i can't afford accomidation on my own, as in to rent an
> apartment. This is, without a doubt, one of the key ingriedients to making
> this final match attempt work. I don't have a rose tinted view, which is why
> i feel it's more important than ever, that i give myself and the new dog,
> every chance to succeed.
> My question is, were any of you here ever faced with the situation i find
> myself in or something similar? What did you do?
> Responses appreciated, as i really feel other Guidedog owners are the only
> ones with any authority to help me out on this one. I mean you can ask a
> million sighted people and they will all give completely different answers,
> and while i also know that no two answers here will be the same either, they
> are coming from a place of experience, and that's why i thought of posting
> here.
> Really look forward to reading responses.
> All the best
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