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Hello there. I'm Nat and I'm new here. I'm a 20 year old college student and hoping to make some friends here. I'm sighted but I hope that doesn't mean much. I can't wait to meet and talk to some of you guys!

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Hi Everyone,
I've never had a dog but my aunt has though and it's really annoying. He used to bark at everything litterally. That includes barking at his own reflection which drove everyone nuts. He's dead now.


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Cool!


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South Carolina
it is the town famous for being taken over by the bloodthirsty Captain Blackbeard


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I feel the same about movies. I hate when it happens.

That's cool about writing to your slate pal. And I hope you have a good time at Charleston. Where is it? I really never get out of the city here. If I had the time, I will.


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Yes especially when it involes the movies and they cancel when there is no time to get there on my own.

My weekend was great I wrote to my slate pal for the first time and found out my eye report will be here soon. I also went to the park

Wensday I'm going to Charleston for the first time


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the plan was changed at the last minute because some people canceled to meet. Do you guys hate when people do that?

Also, how was everyone's weekend?


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I've only went twice this year which is way less than usual.


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I wish i could go to six flags I've never been before and i want to very badly


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If you go you are super lucky!!! I wish I could go to Six Flags I miss it there!


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I'm going to see my dog today. I haven't seen him in a huge while so I'm pretty excited. Any plans anyone id doing in the weekend? I'm going to meet some old friends on saturday. We were suppose to go to six flags but change of plans i guess.

I wish a great weejend to everyone!


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Cute

My dog threw a tantrum today it was kind of funny


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My dog's favorite treat is a bone, but she will eat anything you give her. When you're eating, she has the awful habit of begging. We also have a Pitbull named Sophie and we use what's called a gentle lead on her collar because she pulls hard on the leash during walks and she's always rubbing her head on people's legs to get it off. lol!


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It might not be he doesnt like it it could be he's not used to it cause my dog tries to take it off quite often and gives me less trouble each time she wears it she was really funnny at the park she would fight it every time she diddnt get her way


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I tried the holtie thing too on my dog and he doesn't like it. He always tries to take it off by rubbing his head on my leg. It likes looks he's giving me affection but people usually misinterpret that and it really funny sometimes.

My dog eats pretty much anything but boy, he sure does love chicken!


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Yeah today I tried a holtie head collar for the first time she acted like a bucking bronco while shee was getting used to it but it really helped our walk
What's your dogs favorite treat? Mine likes cheese and Graham crackers


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Hahahahahaha! What a funny dog!


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My lab's a bit cowardly too she was abused before we got her so she is a picky eater, terrified of water and thunder just to name a few but she has gotten better than she was when i got her. She's a real character at times, when i got her one of those water bowls that stores up to four gallons of water she made a wood shaving mud pie in it because she didn't like the sound it made


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I have a lab mix and he is a little escape artist too! He likes to play around and he's such a coward even though he's a big dog but that's what makes me so funny and adorable.

I think the commands through hand signals is pretty cool and I find your dog adorable, joe.


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I like the escape artist comment.

The hand signals are pretty easy, but she is funny. If she doesn't want to listen, then she will not look at your hands. I can't always tell if she is paying attention, so I will have to feel which direction her head is looking.

My fiance trained her in the hand signals from reading up about it on websites. There are videos about it on YouTube, so I am told.

The dog is a rescue, she had been abused and something caused her hearing loss. She is great.

Enjoy your day!

Sincerely,
Joe S.
AFB Staff


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Lol so is my dog!


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I have too

My lab mix Josie is an escape artist I've had to chase her down four times this summer

Commands through hand signals sounds cool is it difficult


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I have always wanted an Austrailian Shepherd. They are very smart dogs.


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Okay, I am always amused by telling people this, I have a pet dog, an australian shepherd, and she is deaf. So, I am the blind guy or visually impaired guy with the deaf dog. We use hand signals with her. She is a great dog, but I find it pretty funny.

Have a great Tuesday!

Joe S.
AFB Staff


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I likes dogs and horses too. I have 1 dog as a pet but he lives with my parents. I don't know about what is my favorite roller coaster. I haven't been to an amusement park in years. But I guess I like ones that go really high. and ones that goes backwards.


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My favorite animal is either a dog or hop6e. I have 3 pets dogs1 2 cats1 and 5 horses. What's your favorite roller coaster?


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Hello there everyone! Glad to see that some of you responded.

Annalee, I'm pretty open to anything that catches my interest. I like to watch movies, read books, cook, etc. What interest you?

Lindsay, thanks for the welcome. I like movies too and do other stuff. It's hard for me to choose a favorite movie or actor because there are so many that I like.

Joe S., Thank you for the welcome.

Sarah, I also like roller coasters and animals. Do you have any pets? Do you have a favorite animal?

Hope to hear from you guys later!


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Hey Sarah did you hear the news another final destination is coming out this month


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Hi Nat, my name is Sarah. I have Retinopathy Of Prematurity and I have 20/800 in my left eye and light perception in the right eye. I'm interested in roller coasters and animals.


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Nat,

Welcome to TeenConnect on the American Foundation for the Blind's message boards! I hope you enjoy your time and make some friends. The teens share experiences and issues. They talk about their interests and provide advice to each other.

Welcome!

Sincerely,
Joe S.
AFB Staff


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Hey Nat,
I'm Lindsay, 17 and I have optic neuropathy. I'm 20/250 in my right eye and total in my left. I like movies and all sorts of other things.
Do you have a favorite movie and or actor?
Welcome to teen connect


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Hey Nat! My name is Annalee, i'm 16. I have Retinopathy of Prematurity and i'm completely blind. So what kind of things are you interested in?


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