Reunion with Makiko’s puppy raiser


Makiko and I had a nice reunion with her puppy raiser, Jenni. We are able to see her when we go to Colorado and it is wonderful. She came over and we got a lot of good playtime in at the house, and then went out to eat at Beau Joe’s. I had never heard of it before but the people there were super kind, service dog friendly, and it was such a cute little place to go. We caught up on random stuff.. not just guide dog related. Jenni and I have become good friends and she makes my heart smile. πŸ™‚ As we were leaving the restaurant she travelled behind us to take a few pictures of us working.. that was pretty fun because I rarely of course get to see what that looks like from another’s perspective, and then we took more pics both outside of the restaurant and when we went home. We both love pictures! πŸ™‚ The next time I may see her is really close to when she is getting married or maybe at her wedding! Woo! I love having a relationship with the person who raised my girl to be the amazing companion and guide she is.

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Jessica N and Makiko

Jessica is a proud Texan. She graduated in 2014 with her Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling and is now employed. She is visually impaired and has a retinal disease, Retinitis Pigmentosa. Originally Jessica started blogging about everything from being diagnosed with the disease to where she is now, almost 9 years later. Then, Jessica went to Guide Dogs for the Blind and was blessed with Makiko, her new guide dog. Now, her blog "The Way Eye See The World" is about everything related to visual impairments, including guide dogs.

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