Sunday, March 11, 2018

Seeing eye dogs, eyes, and balloons


It's not every day that you see a guide dog; but today I saw TWO.
This beautiful mature one stayed quietly at its master's feet in the Wilhelmina Auditorium from 9:00  to 2:30.

Beer Sheva's Soroka Hospital gave a study day about various eye problems and treatments.
How the dog sat through all those lectures I don't know.
Poor thing was too low to even see the slides on the screen.

One of the talks included videos of eye surgery, including sticking needles into the eye.
Oi, not for the faint of heart!  But amazing what the surgeons can do to save vision.

Comic relief came unintentionally, haha!
At the end of the day the Eye Department balloon decorations had somehow gravitated to the EXIT stairwell and the old folks were trying to climb through them.

Then at my bus stop a sweet younger dog was waiting for the bus.
Her jacket says she is a guide dog for the blind puppy in training.

The bus stop is right outside Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.
Many students there volunteer to take such puppies into their homes for a year and go everywhere with them in order to socialize them.

You can see how the Israel Guide Dog Center for the Blind works in my earlier post.
And this post shows some playful puppies at our President's open house.
(Linking to Our World Tuesday and Camera Critters.)


William Kendall said...

What beautiful dogs!

Sandi said...

"...balloon decorations had somehow gravitated to the EXIT stairwell and the old folks were trying to climb through them."


Inconvenient...and delightful!

Petrea Burchard said...

Such wonderful animals. You know how I love dogs!

Kay said...

It's so amazing what those guide dogs can do. You're always told not to interact with guide dogs because they are working at all times. My mother had those injections directly into the eyes several times. I had to close my eyes when it was done.

Alice said...

These dogs do so much good helping people in need.

Hels said...

I have always been a Labrador fan.. they are so intelligent, loyal and handsome. Your guide dogs proved it yet again.

Susie of Arabia said...

Beautiful intelligent compassionate dogs - how wonderful that they can serve and enrich the lives of others

Kay L. Davies said...

How I love those wonderful dogs! Our little pup is probably too small for guide dog training, but we're hoping to get her into agility training, and perhaps have her registered to visit seniors in care facilities because she is very bright!
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