Bye, Bye Yankee!

Nov 23, 2019

Say your good-byes on Sunday Nov 24 –Rick and Beth W. wish to thank the BLC congregation for their support in raising Yankee, a Guiding Eyes for the Blind puppy. Socialization is a key factor in successful guide dog raising. Yankee will return to the Guiding Eyes Training Center at the end of November for the next part of his journey.

Here is a quote from a recent graduate expressing how a guide dog impacted her life: “Confidence. It sounds like a small thing, but when you’re approaching a building you aren’t familiar with, having to trail the wall when strangers are watching and asking if you’re okay, can make you feel very small. But when I’m approaching with a guide dog I can just say ‘to the door,’ and people realize I don’t need help. Those little moments build up over the course of the day. It changes the way the world looks at you and just makes everything a little better.”