Paws on the Street Part Seventeen – Most Joyful Day with Blue Ever #What’sUp

Paws on the Street Part Seventeen – Most Joyful Day with Blue Ever #What’sUp

Paws on the Street Part Seventeen – most Joyful Day Ever

By: Patty L. Fletcher


Moon Phase Waxing Crescent

Yesterday was one of the most joyful days I’ve had since returning home with Blue.

Our fun began at just before 6 AM when I harnessed blue, and we headed out the front door into the crisp winter air!

My echo proclaimed that it was 23°. BURRR!

Later in the day we took a door-to-door van over to the senior center and enjoyed meeting people signing up for a basic Clay beginner class having lunch and learning our way around the building.

When we returned home blue was still full of energy, so I continued with him in his harness, and we took a power walk around the apartment complex, so he could burn off steam and relieve.

The wind was kicking up Dickens, blowing right in our faces, his head was up, his ears back, he was flying, and he was happy with me, and we were together in a way like we’ve not been before.

Later in the evening we had company. Our friend used to own and raise Labradors. So, he speaks Labrador. He is comfortable with Blue’s ways. He described some things Blue was doing and the way in which he did so helped me understand Blue more clearly.

Normally blue is in a state of disorder when we have company. Hard to handle and usually ends up on a leash or in a crate. This person however is different, and blue stayed free the entire time he played and when we told him enough, he went and laid down in the floor and contentedly chewed a toy.

After our friend had gone, I made some supper and once I’d eaten and taken Blue for another quick run, I settled into the Great and Powerful Chair with my electric throw, some ice cream, and a book which I felt was a grand ending to what was for me a most joyful day with Blue.

For those who are surely asking how Prince Edward is fairing. I must say, he is doing wonderfully. His new medications seem to be making a good difference in the quality of his daily life, so for now, all is right with our world.


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Patty and her guide dog Blue. Patty has her hair tied back in a low ponytail and rests her right hand on Blue's head. She wears a white shirt with a pink and purple butterfly on the front and light blue shorts. Blue is a handsome black lab. He wears a brown leather harness with a handle attached to the back and is smiling at the camera as he sits in front of Patty. In the background is a brick building with white, windowed doors and a flowerpot overflowing with pink and yellow blooms.


Patty Fletcher lives in Kingsport Tennessee where she works as an author and social media marketing assistant with the goal of bridging the great chasm which separates the disAbled from the NondisAbled.

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PS. Note from Patty, Prince Edward, and Chief Seeing Eye® Guide Dog Blue here…

It started snowing about 7 PM and continues pouring as we speak.

I just had my first experience with Blue in snow.

Double Doggy Doughnuts at full-speed post to come.


  1. I’m glad you had such a good experience with blue. Those moments when you really gel as a team are really special

    1. Hi, first, nice to meet you Isabella. I hope I’m spelling your name correctly.
      Next, yes, it’s great when you really start to click with your guide.
      Blue is my second and we have just begun together. I brought him home on August 5, 2021 after only 18 days of training.
      then, suddenly on September 14 we moved and had to begin all over again with first coming home stuff.
      We also had to learn an entire new area and inviroment so Wednesday was a very special day for us.
      It snowed last evening and if I can ever get caught up I plan to write about that.
      I hope you enjoy visiting my blog and I’ll have a look at yours some time soon.
      Have a super day.

      1. Thank you. My blog is called guiding light after my first guide. Like you, I am on my second guide. She arrived on 1 November 2021. You are lucky to get so many days of training, here, it is traditional to do between two and three weeks of training with a new dog, so between 14 and 21 days. I have worked a dog in the ice, and low snow levels, but not full snow yet. This was during overseas travels, it doesn’t snow here. Blue sounds like a really good dog. It’s really quite a testament to you guys as a team to be able to work well together with changes. If you ever get around to it, I’d love to hear how you guys went working in the snow. I have been reading some of your other blog posts, and I’m really enjoying your blog

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