Don’t Leave Home Without It

Hello everyone.
Campbell and I are glad you’ve stopped back by here at campbellsworld.
This morning we have had an adventure, learned a valuable lesson, and we’d like to share it with you.

Earlier today I decided since the sun was out, and temps had warmed some, that Campbell and I should get out and take a little walk.

Now, as most of you know, Campbell and I have just moved into our new neighborhood, so, when we get off the beaten path we really do not know where we are.

I, however planned to go no further than to the end of the walk, and back to our house, but as is our way, that is not what happened.

We walked down to the end of the side walk in one direction fine, making it to the corner across from the park with no trouble. So, going back to our house should’ve been no problem, right? Just turn and walk back, find the gate, and inside.

That, is not what happened. When we turned and came back, somehow, we missed our gate. This happens sometimes, and we normally just turn around and back track until we find it from the other direction.

This morning we turned at what I thought was our gate, and without checking I walked on down what I thought was our walk way only to discover way too late, that was not where we were, and that I really had no idea where we’d ended up.

Now, at this point you’re thinking, “Take Campbell’s harness handle, and tell him inside.” And you’d be right to think so.


Well, I’d not planned to go anywhere, and thinking I knew my side of the side walk and the two streets well, did not put him into his harness before leaving the yard.

OK now you’re probably thinking, “fine, use the GPS on your phone, and get directions back.”

You would be right again.


Guess who did not take her phone?

Folks, we have learned several things. First, do not leave one’s yard without putting one’s dog in harness even if you plan to do nothing but walk round and let it sniff, and do not leave the yard without your phone either.

We’ve also learned that there are a whole lot of very rude inconsiderate uncaring people in this town.

We walked totally turned around for an hour and half before finding help.

I stopped at street corners and tried to flag down a car. I called to people getting into their cars to leave, probably for church, but not one person would stop.

I finally found a very nice lady getting out of her car who had stopped to talk to her neighbor’s dog who answered my call for help and assisted us back to our house.

She had just moved here from Alaska and understood completely how it felt to be lost not know where I was, and not being able to get help.

This town did not used to be this way, and I must tell you I’m more than a bit disappointed.

I know that there are scams out here, people doing a lot of things to trick folks into stopping their cars, so they can rob them, but if I look dangerous I did not know.

Anyhow, Campbell and I have been thoroughly walked, are warn out, and are very glad to be back home.

The only good part other than we’ve jumpstarted our work-out routine is that we made a new friend.

I hope that I’m right, and that my old trainer does not read what I write, because if he does he will break his silence. The one thing he lectured me about on more than one occasion was that with my trouble with sense of direction I should never leave my house without having Campbell in his harness.

Well dude, I got it. I will never, and I do mean never leave this yard without my dog in his harness again.

Thanks for dropping in here at campbellsworld and be sure to stop back by anytime to find out what King Campbell and I are up to.

Until next time this is Patty who has learned her lesson and King Campbell A.K.A who is totally tired out saying…
Don’t leave home without the harness and GPS. May harmony find you, and blessid be.

Would you like to read about other adventures Campbell and I have had together? If so read on.


Bubba Tails Media Kit
Welcome to my Media Kit King Campbell and I are pleased to present some wondrous stories and art work to you all. Enjoy.
Bubba Tails from the Puppy Nursery at The Seeing Eye Written by Patty L. Fletcher Told by, King Campbell Lee – The Seeing Eye Dog AKA Bubba
Fall 2017
In this magical and love filled tail, King Campbell AKA Bubba travels to the puppy nursery at The Seeing Eye to help ready a group of puppies who are just about to embark on the fabulous journey of learning to become Seeing Eye dogs. Just as he is about to finish his tail, a wee pup becomes very frightened of all that lies ahead, and one frightfully stormy night she runs away! Will King Campbell hear the urgent call from the puppy nursery in time? Will they find her and save her so she can fulfill her destiny?
The use of Tail instead of Tale for story and Magik instead of Magic is intended for these short stories. A great play on words from King Campbell
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Author Bio
Patty Lyne Fletcher in her own words (October 2017
About me and my crew
I’m a single mother with a beautiful daughter, of whom I am very proud. I have a great son-in-law and five beautiful grandchildren. Three girls, and two boys. I hope to be able to write more about them later on. I own and handle a Black Labrador from The Seeing Eye™ named Campbell Lee—a.k.a. Bubba Lee or King Campbell, to give just a couple of his nicknames.
About my blindness
I was born one and a half months premature. My blindness was caused by my being given too much oxygen in the incubator. I was partially sighted until 1991, at which time I lost my sight due to an infection after cataract surgery and high eye pressure. I used a cane for 31 years before making the change to a guide dog.
Where I live and work
Currently, I live and work in Kingsport, Tenn. I used to work for CONTACT-CONCERN of Northeast Tennessee, Inc. I left that position in order to spend time with family and pursue my writing full time.
Why I write.
I wrote Campbell’s Rambles: How a Seeing Eye Dog Retrieved My Life to tell the story of how going to The Seeing Eye™ and getting Campbell, learning to love, handle, and work him, then coming home and adding him to my life, gave me true freedom. I tell of how changing from being a 31-year cane user to being a guide dog handler taught me things about myself I had never known before. I tell of the wonderment I experienced when I finally took that chance.
A major goal of mine is to help others who find themselves in domestic violence situations. I also want to help others learn more about mental illnesses and how different situations and environments can drastically affect those with such challenges. I tell how training affected me physically as a result of the fibromyalgia I deal with, along with the side effects of the medications I take. I focus on bipolar disorder, on how it can go horribly wrong and cause a person to behave in ways they normally would not.
Another thing I have attempted to show is how, in certain institutional settings, attachments can develop—and how those attachments can become unhealthy for all concerned if they are not handled correctly. Most simply, I want others to know more about me.
In Bubba Tails From the Puppy Nursery At The Seeing Eye, it is King Campbell Super Seeing Eye Dog A.K.A Bubba’s turn to tell his tale.
While helping to ready a group of pups to go and meet their puppy raiser families, so they too, might one-day become Seeing Eye dogs, he tells of what it was like for him, to grow up and become a Seeing Eye dog.
My hobbies
My hobbies include reading, writing, music, and standup comedy. I also like nature walks, light hiking, tent camping, and fishing. No, I am not afraid to bait a hook.
Music I enjoy
My favorite types of music are classic rock, rhythm and blues, and classic country, as well as some present-day country music. I also like meditation music.
My favorite books and authors
I enjoy fantasy, science fiction, and books about the supernatural. I love the books by Stephen King, Dean Koontz, and many more. My favorite books include
Stephen King’s Dark Tower series, J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series, and J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings series.
My spiritual faith
I am a spiritual walker. I claim no particular faith, either Christian or pagan. I simply know that there is God and Goddess, or Mother Father God, as some call her/him. I lean toward the natural approach, or Druidism (Druidry), as it promotes harmony and respect for all beings, including the environment. I am also very interested in herbs and their healing properties.
Campbells Rambles
Corner the Comfort Zone.
Patty & Pals
Bob Cat And Friends
A most excellent interview

My Anthology Links
December Awethology Light
A Treasure Chest of Children’s Tales

Legal Notes THE SEEING EYE® and SEEING EYE® are registered trademarks of The
Seeing Eye, Inc.See:

About Patty L. Fletcher

Patty L. Fletcher lives in Kingsport Tennessee where she works full time as a Writer with the goal of bridging the great chasm which separates the disAbled from the non-disAbled. And as a Social Media Promotional Assistant. She is the owner and creator of Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing (Author, Blogger Business Assist), and is the published author of two books, Campbell’s Rambles: How a Seeing Eye Dog Retrieved My Life and Bubba Tails From the Puppy Nursery At The Seeing Eye: Volume One. She can also be found in two anthologies which are, December Awethology Light And A Treasure Chest of Children’s Tales. See her latest book, Pathway to Freedom Broken and Healed: How a Seeing Eye Dog Retrieved My Life Second Edition in eBook and Paperback at: Find it in various accessible formats: See her Facebook business page: Patty loves receiving feedback about her work. So, drop her a line any time at:
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2 Responses to Don’t Leave Home Without It

  1. It’s tough in a new area, but it will get easier. I got very lost one day when Cindy and I had moved into a new area. It wasn’t so much that people were unhelpful, but at that time of day, there were very few people around. I hope things get easier soon.


    • Patty says:

      Hi, and thanks for dropping into campbellsworld.

      The two main problems I have been having has been learning my way round and finding a public bus stop that we can safely get to.

      Driving me nuts.


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