Those are questions anyone with a dog might be asked, Shelley, at least what is your dog's name, what breed is it, and, can I pet him/her--especially children. Whebn my adult children join us at an outside table where we have a sandwich, with their baby and their dog, people--adults-- stop and ask about one or the other, depending on whether they're "dog" people or "baby" people--rarely both, now that I come to think of it. Children, and even adults, will ask if it's o.k. to pet the dog. Cindy --- "Shelley L. Rhodes" <juddysbuddy@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > I always wanted to but haven't done it yet. > > When I get on the buses in Kalamazoo, I would always > get. > > What is your dog's name? How long have you had him? > Is he trained? What > breed is it? > > These are usually questions posed by bratty > ttenagers not people who > sincerely want to know. > > I want to turn around and says. > > And How old are you? What breed are you? Have you > been trained? (as it > doesn't appear to be so to me), > > Smile, but haven't done it, don't have the guts too. > > 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 > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Grandma Cindy" <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx> > To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> > Sent: Saturday, December 02, 2006 2:45 AM > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] OT: people's reactions and > stpid questions > > > I suspect the same insensitive people ask similar > question of people with other disabilities, too. I > think I would be tempted to reply by asking them the > same question, e.g., re the living alone--"Do you?" > As > to your first example--it's hardd tp imagine people > being that crass. > > The situation that has always puzzled me is whether > or > not to help people in wheelchairs by opening doors > for > them. I want to be helpful but I don't want them to > feel that I think they can't be independent. I > usually > wait to see whether it appears that they need help, > i.e., if they have to turn the sheelchair to back > out, > or have to reach forward, I open the door--or is > someone else is pushing the chair. I try to let > people > be as independent as possible, but I don't want them > to think I'm being uncaring, either--nor do I want > people to think I pity them, because I don't. I > admire > people who don't let any kind of disability get in > their way of living life. I'm not so sure I could do > as well. > > Cindy > > > --- Elizabeth and Burton <thoth93@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> > wrote: > > > Actually that bothers me too. I am also bothered > by > > strangers walking up > > to me and saying "I have never watched a blind > > person ((fill in the blank > > such as eat a salad or do some task.) I am happy > to > > talk about myself but > > this is different than having no boundaries where > my > > being blind means I am > > on display for the interest of others or need to > > interrupt what I am doing > > to discuss my life with you. > > > > I am also amazed at the fact that total strangers > > have come up to me and > > asked me things about my personal life. It would > > never occur to me to walk > > up to someone and say "Do you live alone?" "Do you > > have children?" and > > such. 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