Dog Day Afternoon

I am pleased to announce that my new guide dog is "Nira"–a female yellow Labrador. I will be meeting her for the first time in about ten minutes.

All I know for sure is that she’s a tall, fast, and poised guide dog.

I feel a little like an adoptive parent waiting in the anteroom of the orphanage. Or maybe I feel a little like a Sweepstakes winner.

One thing’s for sure: I feel very lucky to be making her acquaintance.


Author: skuusisto

Poet, Essayist, Blogger, Journalist, Memoirist, Disability Rights Advocate, Public Speaker, Professor, Syracuse University

0 thoughts on “Dog Day Afternoon”

  1. Thanks for sharing this journey. I am learning so much by following along with you.
    Congratulations on having Nira in your life!


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