Submitted by Joe Orozco on April 10, 2015 - 8:25am
So not long ago I decided it was maybe, possibly, potentially time to go back for a second guide dog. Gator passed away three years ago, and though I've gotten around just fine with a cane, there is an undeniable (perhaps an elevated?) sense of independence when you take hold of a harness and let a dog do the navigating.
Or, to put it more bluntly, it's nice to walk around crap instead of smacking into it. And, yes, there are benefits to discovering obstacles as a means of creating a mental map, but that's another prolonged discussion for a different post.