New Regulations When You Fly With Your Service Dog

I just got this email a few days ago from Guide Dogs for the Blind about some new regulations to do with flying with your guide dog, whenever flying is a safe thing to consider doing again. It sounds like they’ve done most of this the right way. It could use a couple of tweaks, …

Another Large Entry in the Shmans Chronicles

It’s time for another Shmans update, complete with new songs she likes sprinkled throughout. I’ve accumulated a surprising amount of stuff even though we haven’t been exactly leading an exciting life. She is definitely enjoying all this chill time. Now that we’re not going out nearly as much as we used to, she is enjoying …

How GDB is adapting to COVID restrictions

Somebody posted a blog post from GDB about what training will look like in COVID times, and I’m kind of fascinated, and hoping it works. GDB’s return to full mission has meant that staff from all departments are working towards getting back into a rhythm and workflow that allows us to continue advancing our mission …

Another Step In The Shmans Retirement Journey

I got some news a couple of weeks ago that, in normal times, would have been up on the blog immediately. But because now is now, I hadn’t posted it yet. After some logistical hurdles and technical difficulties, GDB received all my guide dog reapplication stuff, and it went to the committee, and I have …

Reminiscing About Tansy’s Second Trip To Her Raisers

As always, after I’ve taken a trip, I take forever to blog about it. This one was almost a year and a half ago. But I felt like writing it down because if this garbage Coronavirus hadn’t come along, I would have likely been back there this week. Back in March of 2019, when life …