Safe Winter Travelling, Part 2

Picking up from where we left off last month, Michael Goehring and I continue our discussion about travelling safely in Winter conditions. Mike, who is a guide dog mobility instructor with Guiding Eyes talks about protecting your dog’s ears from frostbite, and keeping your white cane in your back pack to be used as a probe when everything is covered with snow.

Travelling Safely in Winter with Your Dog.

Michael Goehring, a guide dog mobility instructor with Guiding Eyes for The Blind may live in Arizona now, but he most definitely remembers what it’s like trying to get around in Winter conditions. This is the first part of a chat which focuses mainly on keeping your dog safe and warm.

Blind Justice from March 11, 1951

When technology doesn’t work for you the way you expected to, old-time radio will, especially when it relates to guide dogs. Here, from March 11, 1951 is an episode of Tales of The Texas Rangers from March 11, 1951 called Blind Justice.

My First Christmas at Rainbow Bridge, Ophthalmo at Rainbow Bridge, and ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas, Guide Dog Edition.

We begin this half-hour by listening to a poem called My First Christmas at Rainbow Bridge. Next, we listen to a short story by yours truly called Ophthalmo at The North Pole. Finally, we listen to ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas, Guide Dog Edition.

Gallant Hearts Training Centre.

Gallant Hearts Training Centre is one of the newer guide dog schools. I chat with co-founder Becky Floyd about about her lifelong interest in guide dogs, and the interesting breeds that Gallant Heart specializes in.

Lawrence Gunther, Canada’s Only Blind Conservationist.

Canoeing and snowshoeing, fishing and ice fishing … Lawrence Gunther, Canada’s only blind conservationist, has done it and continues to do it with his guide dog.  He tells us about some of his adventures, and points us to podcasts videos, and blogs about how he and his guide dog continue to explore Canada.

Tips on How to Massage Your Assistance Dogs.

The last presentation of this past summer’s first-ever virtual GDUI convention was given by Katie Maertens, a nationally certified pet massage therapist.  She devoted the last part of her presentation to answering questions about how to massage your assistance dogs.

Guide Dog Users of Canada’s Upcoming Virtual AGM and New On-line Store Front

This month, we hear all about Guide Dog Users of Canada’s upcoming virtual AGM from committee co-chairs Sharon Morton and Kim Marsden.

Kim Bannatyne of Winnipeg Manitoba also tells us about GDUC’s new on-line store front, and the products being sold from there, which she co-designed

GDUC’s Annual General Meeting, and their new on-line merch store.

First, I chat with Sharon Morton from Gravenhurst, Ontario and Kim Marsden from Barrie Ontario about Guide Dog Users of Canada’s first-ever virtual annual general meeting.  On the same call, I also speak with Kim Bannatyne from Winnipeg, Manitoba about GDUC’s new on-line merchandise store, and the tea-shirts that she co-designed.