Since returning home last Thursday, Aries and I have been getting to know the neighborhood a little better each day. Walking sighted guide, she has followed my command to sit at curb-cuts while I heaped on the praise. We traced the route a few times heading left out the driveway, then a few more heading right.
Well yesterday, we advanced to the second stage, coaching. With Aries in harness, we walked the route together, a human coach behind my right shoulder so as not to distract my working dog. His job was merely to point out our errors, like an overstepped curb-cut or the reason for unauthorized sniffing.
Aries was a masterful guide!
She missed a couple of curb-cuts, but once we reworked these she sailed on like a pro.
And oh the feeling of freedom!
When we reached our front door at last, you can believe there was a whole lot of whooping and wagging!
We’ve only been home a week, and I can’t imagine walking anywhere without her.
*4 doggy pawprints beside 2 human footprints*
9 thoughts on “Aries And I: July 21”
Congratulations to you and Aries!
Kathie and Calvin (black Lab)
Thank you! And I’m delighted to share your company, you and Calvin are a sweet surprise this morning!
Wishing you sweetness and wags galore!
Love that all is going so well!Sent from my T-Mobile 5G Device
Thank you, dear Joanne, love having you with me on this journey!
So happy to hear this, my beautiful friend. Woof! Woof! Jump! Jump! two more human footprints on the side – from the other side of the world, but right there in your heart.
Oh such a sweet, sweet surprise to find you here today, my darling friend! Yes, we walk together still, and now with Aries, ever in the Heart of the One! *bowing willows**dancing children**cooing doves*
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Welcome home Joan and Aries.
“a whole lot of whooping and wagging” Wonderful. Sending Loving Hugs and Healing Energies Your way ❤ ❤ ❤
Thank you my sweet friend, blessings to you!