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Socialising when you're blind by Jen D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Eye Health The idea for this post came from a night out I had last night. There were a few bands playing in our town, and I really wanted to hear one of them. They are friends of a fr ... Read on »
The class clown by Jen D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Eye Health Funny story for you on this cold, wet, windy, miserable day in Ireland... I visited a school on Tuesday as part of the disability awareness programme I'm doing for work. ... Read on »
What happens when you don't train a puppy... by Jen D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Eye Health My family brought me home, cradled in their arms, They cuddled me and smiled at me, said I was full of charm. They played with me and laughed with me, they showered me w ... Read on »
blogs, dogs and halloween by Jen D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Eye Health Thanks to everyone who commented on my last post. I got some great encouragement to continue doing what I'm interested in. A couple of people said they are aware of dog ... Read on »
Train the human, not the dog by Jen D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Eye Health This is probably just another one of my rediculous ideas that will actually never happen, but I'll tell you about it anyway! Its true that when your studying, you usually ... Read on »
"first" time I met him by Jen D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Eye Health I am writing this post as part of Sharon Wachsler's assistance dog blog carnival It seemed like a very obvious topic to write about, but I couldn't think of an ... Read on »
The assistance dog carnival by Jen D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Eye Health If you have any experience of assistance dogs, you might like to participate in this blogging carnival. You can find out exactly how it works here Assistance dogs can ... Read on »
My trip to Dublin by Jen D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Eye Health Its been a while, but I'm finally back on the computer to post about my weekend in Dublin, which was great fun! We went down on Thursday to stay with Jen's friends. They ... Read on »
Good stuff :) by Jen D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Eye Health I got an email a few days ago, telling me that the blog has received a “2010 Top 30 Vision Impaired Blogs award”, presented by Medical Billing and Coding! Winners were chos ... Read on »
The gig by Jen D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Eye Health Ionad Cois Locha or the Dunlewey Lakeside Centre is situated on the shores of Dunlewey Lough in the shadow of the haunting and mysterious Poison Glen and at the foot of Moun ... Read on »
Another random off-topic post by Jen D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Eye Health This is mostly about music, a little bit about dogs, but just stuff that's in my head so here goes! We had a few days of gorgeous weather, and luckily I was off work for ... Read on »
Why do I blog? by Jen D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Eye Health This is a question I've asked myself a lot since I started keeping this diary of owning a guide dog three years ago. When I started blogging, the idea was to keep a recor ... Read on »
OJ, did you not realise we were having aftercare? by Jen D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Eye Health A trainer from the guide dog centre visits once a year to see how O.J and I are working, to teach us a new route if we need help, or to deal with any problems that might be ... Read on »
Do you remember what you did this day three years ago? by Jen D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Eye Health Strange question, but I do. On August 10th 2007, I officially qualified with O.J and became a guide dog owner! It was a Friday afternoon, and I'd just spent two intensiv ... Read on »
Operation O.J is complete! by Jen D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Eye Health I worked O.J today for the first time since his operation two and a half weeks ago. I didn't want to overdo things, but he seemed in good form and had no objections to havin ... Read on »
Slowly getting better by Jen D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Eye Health O.J has been home one week now, and is healing well every day. My aunt and sister drove to Belfast with me to collect O.J last Saturday afternoon. I was expecting him to ... Read on »
Update on O.J by Jen D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Eye Health As most regular readers already know, O.J went to Belfast to have his anal glands removed on Monday. I got the bus up with my PA and got a taxi to the vet in East Belfast. ... Read on »
The divine comedy gig by Jen D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Eye Health I'm a bit late with this since the gig was last Wednesday, but didn't seem to have the time or energy to write until now. Neil Hannon was brilliant at An Grianan Theatre. ... Read on »
Things we've been up to by Jen D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Eye Health Last week was another busy one for us. Our visitors went home at the beginning of the week and the house returned to some kind of normality. On Wednesday eight of us from w ... Read on »
Opinion? by Jen D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Eye Health I've mentioned this briefly before, and its a topic that's come up on the guide dog mailing list, but I'm curious to know what guide dog owner's opinions are here? If theat ... Read on »