Why I got a guide dog
This is the reason why I got my guide dog. I got to my destination. Got off the bus and immediately turned to my left and boom! Lamppost to the face. Yet again. Crash, bang, wallop and lamppost to the face and a big, pained ooh from the crowd. People used to and still do follow me down the street to see if I am ok. A lady or gentleman tentatively asking are you ok? Are you sure you’re, ok? Don’t you’d think you’d better stop? Did you know your bleeding after I broke my nose again after navigating to fast round a corner and crushing into the lamppost.
With the best will in the world a cane is not going to pick up on everything. The last lamppost incident I had before I got my guide dog was at university. \I was desperate to walk from York train station to get to the university in order to hand in my work. I avoided a noisy phone answer and crunched into the lamppost.
The Chinese man panicked “I get ambulance. Stay stay I get ambulance” I thought it was nothing. If you hit something really hard for a couple of seconds, the area you’ve hit is numb and I only know id hit badly when the blood instead of trickling fell out of a tiny cut on the top of my left eyebrow. The ambulance came I was cross. My essay hadn’t been handed in and I was going to get a 22 or a 2.3. The worst result. The first words of the ambulance staff member were.
Have you ever thought of getting a guide dog? I find them rather useful.
Getting my guide dog
Originally, I wanted to get one at secondary school only there was an incredible amount of unnecessary fuss. “Were not paying for a spending pad.” Said the school. “What about the children. My daughter is allergic to dog hair?” said the parents. “I love the idea of you getting a guide dog its just my boss doesn’t has threatened to fire me if I allow any dog into the car” said my taxi driver. So, I quit trying to get one. I thought now that people are adults’ things might change. Especially since they already had a student with a guide dog at Yorks johns’ I thought about it. And then a shikha from a gurdwara in Leeds told me he didn’t see the need for them until he was recommended a book by Michael hington.
So, I bought the book over apple books. I was astonished. My heart warmed back up to the idea. Don’t get me wrong I never thought that I’d get one just in case of a terrorist attack I just thought perhaps it was a necessity to stop head banging with lampposts in future.
I can honestly tell you it was the best decision I ever made.no more lamppost injuries. Subsequently a more streamlined walk to each of my destinations. Furthermore, the roots are quickened by the amount of people moving out of my way. Which is great when it comes to a Christmas fair.\I have increased my social life simply because the dog gives me and others a connection to talk about. Sadly, now that my guide dog has retired and I am on the list for another, I miss the fluidity of the guiding I received from my pal little furry colleague and best friend. I have been very lucky as she is now my mum and dads pet dog. She may even be able to meet the new guide dog of the future.
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