I know I am supposed to be doing something today…… now let me think 😕
- Shopping? No.
- Walk to the park and feed the ducks? Maybe.
- Go to town? Now that rings a bell….
- I know I have a date. The dress is on a hanger across the room, the shoes are so shiny I can see my face in them.
Every year I write about new friends that I am looking forward to meeting. This year I will mention only one.
I am so excited to be meeting Ike. This will be his first visit to the Blog Awards. I know you would like to meet him too..
Photo blatantly lifted from Digital Darragh’s Blog
Ike is Darragh’s seeing dog.
I did meet Freddie, his predecessor at several events and very well behaved he was too. Freddie has retired and a blog post titled Thanks Freddie has been finalized in the best blog post category. I have my fingers crossed that it will be the winner.
I know Ike will be working so if you meet him please remember these Do’s & Don’ts:
- Do allow the dog to concentrate and perform for the safety of its handler.
- Do understand that, for safety reasons, some blind or people may not reveal their ’s name.
- Do allow the handler to give the dog commands.
- Do assist the handler, upon his or her request, but always ask before you attempt to help.
- Don’t touch, pet, or feed a guide dog while it is wearing its working harness.
- Don’t call the dog by its name.
- Don’t try to take control in situations unfamiliar to the dog or its handler.
- Don’t give the dog commands.
- Don’t walk on the dog’s left side, as it may become distracted or confused.
- Don’t attempt to grab or steer the handler while the dog is guiding him or her, and don’t attempt to hold the dog’s harness.