Tag Archives: Guide dogs

Jimmy Kimmel’s Only Interview with Randy the Dog

Jimmy Kimmel:  [Applause and theme music fade]  Our next guest comes to us from the pages of the Jalapenos in the Oatmeal blog.  Ladies and gentlemen, please greet the star of that hit series, Randy the Dog!  [wild applause and … Continue reading

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The Scientific Method Applied to a Dog

I set out to test my theory that wherever in the backyard Randy peed, the grass died.  For my laboratory, I measured a five-foot square, enclosed it with treated four by fours and filled it with bark.  I based my … Continue reading

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Food Fight

I work in the 5500 block of Lincoln Avenue in Chicago.  During seasons when snow and ice recede, I stroll to and from work with my Seeing Eye dog, Randy. In the 5400 block of Lincoln Avenue is a bakery … Continue reading

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What’s Happening When It Isn’t

Here comes that blind guy with his guide dog and already I’m getting uptight.  I mean, I don’t know how to act around these special needs people.  Some put signs on their dogs—“I’m working.  Don’t feed me.  Don’t pet me. … Continue reading

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I Need To Learn Braille Better

We get on the elevator, Sherlock and me.  Sherlock is my guide dog.  We’re at the third floor of five.  We want to go down to the first floor.  The door slides shut.  Nothing happens.  I press the bottom button.  … Continue reading

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I Write What I See

From my vantage point, the problem is obvious: the blind man wants to go up the stairway and his guide dog wants to go down.  The solution is being negotiated — the man’s wagging his finger at the dog and … Continue reading

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If We Never Meet Again

Hi Dave, Happy Birthday to you!  Seventy, you say?  Yikes!  And me turning 65.  Time flies whether you’re having fun or not.  Speaking of time, can you believe it’s been five years since we were at The Seeing Eye together, … Continue reading

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