A Video of a Working Guide Dog

Do you know how hard it is to video Fiji guiding me across a road? It should be easy, right? But maybe not so much when you have one hand on the guide dog harness and the other hand providing dog treats at each step of the process. Because that leaves no hands to hold the phone to record the whole thing.

So, when a friend asked if she could video Fiji working as part of a lesson for one of the schools she works with, I jumped at the chance. Even better, she asked if Fiji and I could speak to the learners as well, which I’m always happy to do. Okay, I got to speak to the learners. Fiji only had to look cute- which she does very well!

Shani gave me the video – so here it is!

Craig, please add link here.


  1. Hi Lois.. That was awesome to watch.. I must show it to my grandchildren..

  2. I just love the bond and love between the two of you, it is magical!! Amazing to see… Guide dogs are so very special.

  3. First off I want to say fantastic blog! I had a quick question which I’d like to
    ask if you do not mind. I was curious to find out how you center yourself and clear your
    mind before writing. I have had trouble clearing
    my thoughts in getting my thoughts out. I do take pleasure in writing
    but it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes are usually lost simply just trying to figure out how to begin. Any suggestions
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    1. Hi Kyle,
      Thanks for the comment. I’m glad you like the blog.
      It is sometimes hard to get past those first few moments when searching for a way to start. I usually keep a list of articles I plan to write as a way to get past that moment. Then, I simply start writing and let the ideas flow without trying to edit them – I seldom end up where I thought I would but often find different aspects of my topic that I hadn’t previously considered. So, the first step is just getting all the ideas down on paper without judging them.
      Then I leave it for a day or so, ifI can.
      And finally, go back and reword the ideas I initially wrote till I’m happy with the final version.
      Yes, it takes some time doing it this way but it works for me. The way I approach it means I’m not trying to get everything perfect before i start writing, which was what used to cause me problems when I first started blogging.
      I hope that’s of help? Feel free to mail me through the site – I’d love to learn about your writing as well!

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