My best gift was Nitro!

Share one of the best gifts you’ve ever received.

The best gift I was ever given? My guide dogs, all of them, but for this post, I’m going to talk about Nitro.

I got Nitro in October 2012. He was 2 years old then.

He had his 2nd birthday while we were training.

We qualified as a partnership on October 5th 2012. We had 8 happy years together when Nitro worked, and was my eyes.

He was a superb worker. He was always so careful when guiding me.

He knew, when his harness went on, that he was on duty.

He also knew, when it was play time!

He had a collar with a bell on it which I kept on him when he was playing, so that I could hear him and know where he was.

I swear, he sounded like a reindeer with that bell on him.

My PA Frances would always say I should walk through the neighbourhood with him on Christmas eve, with his bell jingling.

Once he retired, I kept the bell on him full time.

He truly was my best gift, he gave me so much independence.

Thank you, Nitro, for your love, and companionship over the 10 years that I had you.

Author: Carol anne

I am 40 years young. I'm blind and I have dissociative identity disorder, I also have complex PTSD. I blog about my life with these disorders. I live in Ireland.

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