McLean Puppy Chronicles: What happens when you do the unthinkable and open yourself up to raise a puppy to give away to someone else: You create joy and freedom for a visually impaired person. We're puppy raisers for Southeastern Guide Dogs. Read about our journey.
We just took Bingo on his first heavy traffic walk. We went down the quiet neighborhood street to a busier street for two blocks of heavier traffic before turning back down on the quieter neighborhood street again. We were walking in the direction of oncoming traffic so that Bingo could see the cars and know where the noise was coming from. At the end of the first block we waited for three cars to drive by. Our chocolate lab Willow stood by Fred and was completely oblivious to the traffic. As each car drove by she looked at Fred, the sidewalk, Fred, the sky, Fred, a bird. But Bingo watched each car as it passed. It was fascinating.