Well, folks, I think it’s time to hang up my harness.
Since 2008, I’ve navigated the pathways of SAS, visited some great places throughout North America, and taken the best care I could of my friend Ed. But 7 years is a long time (especially in dog-years). So I’m graciously stepping aside to make room for the next Seeing Eye Dog.
If you notice Ed with another pup, just remember the rules are the same. No eye contact. No petting. (I know it’s hard to resist us; we are that gorgeous.) The new dog has a job—a hugely important job—so don’t be surprised if he ignores you.
You may be wondering what I’ll be doing with all of my free time, but don’t worry. I have plans. I’ll take naps, chill with my friend Willow, sun myself on the porch, wrestle with Willow, and generally do what pets do (heavy emphasis on relaxation and observation).
I officially retire on May 1. To all of my reader-fans, thanks for following me these past few years and allowing me to share all of the great work we do here at SAS to help users with disabilities. It’s been a privilege to serve!