Great applicable quote


(For those who cannot see it, it says: “You cannot expect miracles to happen overnight. Be patient, be loving, and little by little, the change you seek will come.” -Leon Brown)

I saw this online last night and it seemed really relevant to the work Makiko and I are doing. We have to be patient with each other and be loving. Figuring everything out takes time and like the quote says, miracles don’t happen overnight. In fact, they say it takes about a good solid six months to really cement things. 6 months! The change or the new ways that Makiko and I will work together will come and eventually it won’t be as much work. She is an amazing dog and has been trained really well. NOW, I have to get “trained” to effectively and safely work with her and in the process we are both getting trained together to work as a team. We are bonding this entire time. Pretty cool huh? Anyway, I saw this quote and thought I would post it 🙂

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Jessica N and Makiko

Jessica is a proud Texan. She graduated in 2014 with her Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling and is now employed. She is visually impaired and has a retinal disease, Retinitis Pigmentosa. Originally Jessica started blogging about everything from being diagnosed with the disease to where she is now, almost 9 years later. Then, Jessica went to Guide Dogs for the Blind and was blessed with Makiko, her new guide dog. Now, her blog "The Way Eye See The World" is about everything related to visual impairments, including guide dogs.

2 thoughts on “Great applicable quote”

  1. that’s really cute.

    oh, a question popped into my mind from an earlier post. i remember you said before that the dogs get retired so there are people who get “retrained” (can’t remember the word you used atm, though… “” for a hopefully close approximation). i was curious, do you know how many years one works with a guide dog before the dog retires?

    i hope that isn’t too poorly worded…


    1. Thank yoU! You ask great questions. I need to remember to blog about this. It’s about 8-10 but it can vary. I’ll definitely address this in a blog because it’s a common question. Thank you for bringing it up! It wasn’t poorly worded at all, dear, and yes “retrained” was the word I used. Good job!


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