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I'm Getting A Guide Dog In June: How Do I Pass The Time?

Hey, So I'm getting a guide dog in June because I have to wait until school gets out. I'm literally so excited! I've been driving friends and family crazy with dog talk lol. So for you guys who have gotten guide dogs, what do I do for the next four months? Thanks!

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If you think you are interfering,you probably are.



Believe me, family members, if you suspect you are "corrupting" the training of the blind person's dog, you probably are. The blind person is going through a transforming experience. If you, no matter how well-intentioned you are, do things the school has specifically asked you not to do regarding the dog, you sabotage the blind person. You undermine your family member. You confuse the dog. You make the blind person choose, say, between what Mama says and what her school teaches her to do. Please respect her training and give the blind family member support in line with what the school suggests. If you disagree with the school, even more reason to follow their advice. The school is giving your family member the kind of support the new team can use. A family can cause real harm undermining that support and add a great deal of avoidable stress to the life of the blind person you care about. When in doubt, please stay out. Please give your blind family member space to flex his or her wings in this new partnership.


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Cara, I'm leaving tomorrow for Cali! There should have been a section for family and friends in your daughter's acceptance packet. If she is having a specific problem she should be able to call and get assistance. Thus far, my experience has been great!


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How is Amber's guide dog working out? My daughter was there in July/Aug. and our guide dog is doing well here. I worry so much that the rest of her family is corrupting them. I wish the school had given us a day of training too. We can go on line and listen to their lectures and phone calls but its not the same. We are just winging it I feel. I guess to each his own has to be the mantra but a little more training for the family members would have been awesome!


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Hey Abby!


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Cool.


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Hey, Country girl. I'm doing well. I hope things are good in your world. I am 19. I will graduate high school this year and I will also graduate from a community college this year with a 2 year associates in arts degree.


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Hey Amber and Abby,
Your welcome Abby. How are you both? How old are you amber if you don't mind me asking?


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You can call me Amber if you would like.


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I'm going to Guide Dogs for the Blind. I'll be on the San Rafael campus. My class starts June 1st and ends on June 15! The last few days have been a whirlwind.


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Hey Abby, thanks for the suggestion. Both books sound great!


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Hey Abass, congrats! That's great! Where did you say you were going again? Lols. Sorry it's been a long week for me lol


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Hey, Abby! I just got my acceptance call and I am also going to be in class in June!


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You can also try the Divergent series if you have not read them already.


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It's about a blind girl who gets kidnapped by accident.


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Hey Abby and Trinh, I have read the Hungergames and I loved them. I have never readGirl Stolen. Could you guys give me a summary? I have been looking for a new book to read.


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Cool. Okay.


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Hey Abby. You're always welcomed to the conversation. I think girl, stolen is a really cool book, and yes, I like the ending of it.


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Trin, I've read those books you mentioned. Sorry if I'm being rude by just bursting into the conversation when I wasn't apart of it. I like girl stolen because it was about a blind girl. I liked the ending. Did you?


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I love the book called Girl, stolen by April Henry. I also like the Hunger Games series. Have you read them?


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Well I like a lot of dance/pop music as well as some country and world music. I love fantasy and scifi books. I'm a pretty big nerd lol. Do you have a favorite book? Mine is The Hobbit.


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I like listening to movies and TV sometimes, too. I like a bit every kind of music, except for rock and rap. Science fiction and mystery are my favorite kinds of books to read. You?


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I like pretty much the same things. I also like listening to movies and tv sometimes. What kind of books and music do you like?


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Hi Abby. I like reading, listening to music, chatting to friends, and searching online in my free time. How about you? Congratulations about you getting a guide dog in June, by the way.


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I'm leaning towards a lab! I don't have a preference as to what gender. I'm like you. I love dogs in general. I've always lived with dog and probably always will.


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Hey Abas,
Congrats! I've heard great things about GDB. Do you hope for any specific breed or gender? I'm hoping for a female so that she can have pink things lol, but I would love a male just as well. I just love dogs in general.


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Hi, Abby! I'm also getting a guide dog hopefully in June. I'm going to Guide Dogs for the Blind. I'm waiting on my acceptance letter. I originally applied to Fidelco but it is taking too long for them to find me a good match.


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Hi Trinh, I would love to be friends. What do you like to do with free time?


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Hi Abby. My name is Trinh, and I'm 17. Can I be your friend?


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Hey! Sorry, I just saw this. How are you?


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Hey Abby.


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It was good.


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Happy birthday!! I'm so sorry, I just saw this lol. How was your birthday?


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I'm kinda busy with school. Today is my birthday! I'm not going to do much for it, just hang out and go out for ice cream soon with my friend. Hope to hear from you soon! Can you e-mail me? It would be nice if we could talk if you want to.


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Hey countrygirl. I've been really busy sorry! I'm really busy with school: I don't have much time right now lol. What about you?


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Umm.. I would love to hang out, but do I know you?


rey.mesteco@gmail is where you can email me at



you can pass the time hanging out with me , lol so what up where are you going to get your guide dog at.. what up with your phone number :)


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I lost your e-mail. I'm good. How about you?


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Thanks! I'm really excited!! So how are you? We haven't talked in a while?


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Hey Abby,
Congratulations on getting a guide dog in June.


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