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What’s better than one guide dog?

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.
Zeke and Vandra, 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.

Nalini is an award-winning writer and artist as well as managing editor of Dark Matter Zine.


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