The Matchmaker - by Judy Burch

In the summer of 1974, at the age of nineteen, I attended my first blindness convention in Chicago, my first real trip alone away from my home of Macon, Georgia. Accompanying me was my beautiful Golden Retriever dog guide, Buffy. We had been a working team for two years, and she and I had already been places and done things which I would never have dreamed...

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Lessons Tammy Taught Me - by DeAnna (Quietwater) Noriega

Tammy was my first guide dog, a beautiful mixed breed with amber eyes. With her at my side, I had the thrill of gaining full independence. When we became a team, I was the first member of my family to go to college. I doubt I would have been successful had Tammy not been there to anchor me in the turbulent university scene of 1968.

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