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..
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
Wow.... what a gift!