This photo of my precious Orlando expresses many of my emotions. As I look at him standing, handsomely, amidst the tall grasses, I can’t help but to notice his graying beard. His nearly 12 years of age is evident and his future days are notability few.
Orlando, the third puppy I raised for The Seeing Eye, decided the career of a dog guide wasn’t for him. He tried very hard to focus on his studies while in school but found his heart belonged with me. He was welcomed back home with open arms. Not a day has passed in which Orlando and I have not spent time together and I have 12 years worth of fond memories of my faithful companion.