Thursday, April 9, 2009

This is us on my real first day...

Boy, was it ever special...

My heart still quivers when I think about.

but, heres what we did.

We were on an outing downtown Rochester
working on training.
You know, walking and crossing streets getting a feel for it's general layout.
As usual. we work one on one with our instructor,

We were heading back to the building...when all of a sudden we were about to cross over a driveway..
Phoebe stopped.
Quick, just like that, stopped.
I looked at her, just then I looked up, there was a car right in front of us passing by...
Phoebe saved me from walking into that car!
My instructor was following from behind ready to react if nesscessary. But, since she personally trained my dog, she knew.
She knew that Phoebe was going to stop, because she taught her!

But, I didn't really "know" Phoebe.

When I realized just what had happened, I knelt down on the sidewalk and held Phoebe close.
Tears streaming down my face.
It was then I discovered that this is really what a guide dog was all about.
One of the many things I am going to learn about having a dog like Phoebe.
I am so blessed to be able to be here and get this special gift...
a guide dog
named Phoebe.

Wow.... what a gift!

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Mama-Beans said...

Oh! I am so happy for you two.

Davinie said...

I spy with my little eye.... a happy mama with her baby.

And a can of doctor pepper.

You must be in heaven!

Franay said...

That is so awesome!! Congratulations mama!!!

I really like your blog!

By the way, thanks for the tools and stuff.

Bon said...

You got it Davinie!!

Love Mom

Bon said...

Thank you...Franny, for helping me get my shop cleaned out!

I hope he makes something real cool!!


Lynn and Alan said...

Bonnie, reading your description of your first day with Phoebe brought tears to my eyes. I'm so happy for you. Not enough words to describe how happy! Lynn

Matthew & Julia said...

Magic! :D

Anonymous said...

Wow;;;I'm so happy.
Love Mom

Di said...

A wonderful day!

alyca said...

What a wonderful story! It is great hearing how you are learning to trust Phoebe. Good job, Phoebe!!

There is an American woman here at our resort who has a guide dog. She goes down to the beach and listens to the waves and has her black lab sitting with her. I really wanted to go up to her and tell her that my mom was getting her new guide dog RIGHT NOW!!!

Bon said...


Do it!

It will make her day!

It will give you another reason to smile..
Hope you are having as much fun as I am..