by Nalini Haynes
Recently Vision Australia gave me a mobility cane. A mobility cane instructor from Guide Dogs Australia has been teaching me the finer points of using a cane.
Knowing that Guide Dogs is involved, emerging fantasy writer Gen Byers has since asked me — TWICE — if I’m getting a guide dog. Gen knows she’s not allowed to pat guide dogs when they’re in harness but she really wants a guide dog to be the class mascot.
Lately I’ve been hanging out with some guide dogs so, just to make Gen jealous, here’s a photo of not one but TWO gorgeous guide dogs.
Because there IS such a thing as disability access.
Hats off to the awesome people at Guide Dogs Australia who train these amazing animals and their handlers as well as giving cane-mobility training to humans to enable my friends and I to get around without injury.
Would you believe without frequent injury?
By the way, Guide Dog Zeke has his own blog. Zeke’s handler is a PhD in Creative Writing candidate.