Paws on the Street Part Thirty-Four – I’m Always on the Case. One Day, it’s Me You’re Gonna Face a Poetic tragedy by Chief Seeing Eye Dog Blue – typed by Patty L. Fletcher

Paws on the Street Part Thirty-Four – I’m Always on the Case. One Day, it’s Me You’re Gonna Face a Poetic tragedy by Chief Seeing Eye Dog Blue – typed by Patty L. Fletcher

Paws on the Street Part Thirty-Four – I’m Always on the Case. One day, It’s Me You’re Gonna Face.

By Chief Seeing Eye® Dog Blue – Typed by Patty L. Fletcher

May 11, 2023

Moon Phase Waning Third quarter

I am Chief Seeing Eye® Dog Blue. I am always on the case.

This morning, my mommy gathered up all the garbage. She put it into a bag. Then, she put me into my harness. This made my tail wag.

I knew we had a mission. I knew I had a job to do. I knew when we bounced out the door, when she locked it behind us, and she said, “OK. To the dumpster, Chief Seeing Eye® Dog Blue.”

The sun was shining, smiling down from the sky. The birds were all singing. Saying “Hi!” as we bounced by.

We headed carefully down the ramp, turned right, and started up the hill. There were car and truck monster bumpers to go around, cracks to avoid, lots to do for me, this job gives me such joy.

We bounced along, nice as could be. “Left, Left, to the dumpster.” Quickly I obeyed, “WOW! Wee!”

“Steady, show mommy the curb.”

I stopped and turned sideways, making sure she did not take one step more.

“Forward. Good boy.” Mommy ordered so I took her slowly down.

“Right, right.” She commanded as soon as our feet touched down.

“YAY! We made it. To the dumpster. Good Dog. Blessid Be.” With a clunk! She threw the bag of trash in.

Turning back around she said, “Good boy. Let’s go to park time.” And like that we were gone again.

I took mommy up onto the sidewalk. We turned left back up the hill. I had both things to do. I emptied, and mommy was thrilled.

“Let’s walk some more.” Rattling the bag, my mommy said to me. So, we went left when I was done, Up the hill around the other side, down. Easy. Right. Well, that’s how it’s supposed to be.

We got to the top corner, just before time to turn left to go to the other side. Suddenly, there’s a dog. Growling barking. “What?” I reply.

“No! Pfui! No Blue.” Mommy says to me. I stand still like a statue, but deep from within me, “GRRR. You get back. Where’s your leash? You naughty dog.”

Finally, our friend Freddie puts the dog inside for me.

“Buy Freddie.” My mommy calls as we go by.

“Thank you.” He answers.

“You’re very welcome.” Was my mommy’s terse reply.

We went flying up the hill and around to the other side. “OK. Steady” Mommy sighed.

“We’ll have a Seeing Eye® trainer soon.” Mommy says to me. “He can help me educate. I don’t know, we’ll see. Freddie sent out a notice. A notice stating dogs had to stay on a leash. He sent out a notice. A notice saying, they had to pick up their dog’s poo. None of these things does he make them do. There’s no point.”

Mommy is sad. Mommy is mad. This upsets our walk and makes me Chief Seeing Eye® Dog Blue feel bad.

We stopped to talk for a minute or two. Then, with a smile in her voice, mommy said, “OK Forward. Let’s go throw your poo bag away. Then we’ll go home where I’ve a treat for you. You went around, all those people their cars parked this way and that. Their wheelchairs, walkers, and scooters sat here and there. You’ve earned it. A good dog you are. Shame we cannot go walking without fear of falling or other serious harm. Chased by dogs. While the manager stands by. Dealing with all the people talking to you. Talking “Hey blue.” As you walk by. “I’m trying to guide my mommy. Please won’t you just shush. Stop talking to me. Oh! One of these days, I’m gonna bark, then they’ll all shut up!

For now, my tale/tail is done!

I’m Chief Seeing eye® Dog Blue. I am always on the case. I make sure to take my mommy safely from place to place. Because some aren’t thoughtful, it is sometimes quite hard. But I’m Chief Seeing Eye® Dog Blue and I’ll keep my mommy from harm. Watch out where you put your car and truck monsters. Take care of your loose barky dogs. One day, Chief Seeing Eye® Dog Blue is gonna bring down the law.

I am Chief Seeing Eye® Dog Blue. Don’t forget. I’m Chief Seeing Eye® Dog Blue. I’m always on the case. One day, it’s me you’re gonna face.”

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.

About Chief Seeing Eye® Dog Blue Fletcher…

Chief Seeing Eye® Dog Blue was born in Chester New Jersey, October 4, 2018.

After only 8 short weeks, he was taken from his dog mother and given to a puppy raiser family, where he would live and train for the next year.

When the year was over and he’d passed all his tests with flying colors, he went to live at The Seeing Eye® Guide Dog School and there he began to learn the rest of what he must know to become a Seeing Eye® Guide.

After a few months of arduous training, he was matched with his human mother as her second guide.

Now, he lives in the mountainous land of Kingsport Tennessee where whether working in harness guiding his mother safely from place to place or playing with his beloved squeaky toy he is always on the case.

 

Patty Fletcher sits comfortably in a black cushy office chair at a spacious black desk facing a window. Patty’s hair is halfway pulled up, while the bottom half of her hair flows down her back and shoulders. She is wearing jeans, socks, and a black sweatshirt. On the desk, her hands rest on a laptop keyboard with a beverage in a can sits to her left. Outside the window is a green lawn, a tan building, and a red door.

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. She is Also a Social Media Marketing Assistant.

Follow her at: https://pattysworlds.com/ for stories, book updates and more.

 

2 Comments

  1. Robbie Cheadle Reply
    May 11, 2023

    Hi apartheid, your comments about people not doing what they no they should does not surprise me. People are very inconsiderate as a rule. I’ve experience the same when out with my mom who is quite frail.

    1. Unfortunately we’re quite used to it. It only got to me a bit because the manager stood by and allowed the dog to chase me for a moment and said nothing. He would’ve done nothing had I not refused to move until the other dog was in hand.
      I’m disgusted with this manager. He is a fake who claims to care about the elderly and disabled and I’m thinking from what I see here what he is truly interested in is his pocket.

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