On page 72 of 'The Body Artist' a man walked in Starbuck's with a guide dog. I couldn't help but stare. The dog was so smart and unassuming. He led the man through a maze of tables for two with chairs and displays oddly placed so those of us who can see often graze or body check at least one or two.
The unassuming part was what really intrigued me. It did not seem to take up any more of a footprint than the man solo would have. Staying a perfect distance from his human, never making a noise of any kind.
How many dogs does a blind or almost blind person have in a life time? How close do they become with the dog? And when the dogs get older and are not able to perform the duties consistently, what happens then?
por escrito crabtree on Monday, October 25, 2004