Fourteen days from now, I will be at the Seeing Eye, a dog guide training school in Morristown, NJ, meeting dog number 4, whom I have afectionately dubbed ND (pronounced Endie) for the time being. I am often asked whether I will be going to "pick up" the dog, why I didn't choose a closer school, why I chose this school over other schools, why I keep returning, etc. I want to try to articulate these things. I also want to write about some of my memories. This trip is occurring just over sixteen years to the day after my trip to train with my first dog in 1991. In that time, a number of things have changed--both in my life and at the school. Some things have stayed the same. I did not keep a good journal during the first or third training; but I want to try to describe what I remember.
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I could write many things about dogs and training. I will try to take time to capture some memories as I prepare to go to class. Stay tuned--you never know what will be a dog entry and what will be a Hebrew entry ... and what will be something else!