I'm Getting Closer To A Dog

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United States
February 12, 2024 12:48pm CST
A few months back, I finished my orientation and mobility (O&M) training, certifying my proficiency in navigating with a long white cane. But I had to wait until I could get in to see my ophthalmologist before applying for a guide dog. Because he intentionally overbooked and my friend was waiting in her car for me, I got stressed out and forgot to pull out my application for his signature. But thankfully, my friend reminded me about it before we left. Still, instead of coming home with a signed application, I had to wait for them to mail it back. It arrived today, so I finally have it submitted. I await approval now for however long that will take. Freedom Guide Dogs said they are booked solid through fall, but I may get a dog sooner because I am only an hour and a half away (and they come to me, not the other way around). We shall see. Anyway, this starts the ball rolling.
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@Happy2BeMe (97578)
• Canada
12 Feb
That is wonderful. Hope that you won't have to wait too long for your Dog.
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• United States
12 Feb
Hopefully, I won't have to wait long at all.
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@Happy2BeMe (97578)
• Canada
12 Feb
@Chellezhere That would be nice. At least you got the ball rolling
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• United States
12 Feb
@Happy2BeMe Amen to that.
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@snowy22315 (166910)
• United States
12 Feb
I hope you get one sooner rather than later maybe you could call them periodically and let them know of your intense interest.
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• United States
12 Feb
I hope so, too, and plan to check in every once in a while.
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@LadyDuck (451701)
• Switzerland
13 Feb
How will Henry react when you bring the dog in your apartment?
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@LadyDuck (451701)
• Switzerland
13 Feb
@Chellezhere I am glad that he has the habit to stay with dogs. He surely will be happy to have company.
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• United States
13 Feb
@LadyDuck And, I will be happy to sleep through the night without Henry becoming bored enough to wake me up.
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• United States
13 Feb
Henry was born a feral barn cat and was around dogs there. He was also around Mom's dog, while I was taking care of her, while she (Mom) was dying. So, I think he'll be fine - maybe a bit put off since he has been an only pet (even though guide dogs aren't) for the past five years, but I am sure he'll be fine. He may even enjoy the dog's company, especially at night.
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@JESSY3236 (18595)
• United States
13 Feb
That's great.
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• United States
13 Feb
I can't wait.
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@Ronrybs (17688)
• London, England
13 Feb
So far so good, if a bit of struggle. Hope your new furry friend will be moving in soon.
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• United States
13 Feb
Thank you. I hope so, too. It is a process.
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@LindaOHio (149571)
• United States
13 Feb
I hope you will be able to get your dog soon. Such great news! Have a good day.
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• United States
13 Feb
I hope so, too. It will be so much easier for me to get around once I do. I hope you're having a good day and week, too. How's the hubby?
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• United States
13 Feb
@LindaOHio You're welcome. I hope everything is okay.
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@LindaOHio (149571)
• United States
13 Feb
@Chellezhere No answer when I called. I'm going to call the nurse and see what's going on. Thank you for asking.
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@RebeccasFarm (81998)
• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
12 Feb
I wish you the best then and soon.
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• United States
12 Feb
Thank you.
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@wolfgirl569 (91880)
• Marion, Ohio
12 Feb
I hope the wait isn't too long
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• United States
12 Feb
I hope so too. I am confident about my proximity to them being beneficial to getting a dog before the year is out.
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@Fleura (28643)
• United Kingdom
12 Feb
This is all very exciting! I hope you will get a dog soon and it will all work out as you hope : )
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• United States
12 Feb
Thank you. Yes, it is exciting. I cannot wait to start.
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@JudyEv (321798)
• Rockingham, Australia
13 Feb
Good luck with this application. Having a guide dog would open up a whole lot more doors for you.
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• United States
13 Feb
Thank you. Yes, indeed, it would.
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@Dena91 (15561)
• United States
13 Feb
I hope that everything works out for you.
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• United States
13 Feb
Thank you.
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@sarik1 (6525)
13 Feb
It is great day. best of luck.
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• United States
13 Feb
Thank you.
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