I wondered if I was being followed by more than my instructor this morning when I did the block route around the shops again and wasn’t given any help when I passed a crossing by mistake and was left to sort out the error myself. I did this successfully and the walk went very well after that. when I got home the District Team manager was there with the paperwork for me to sign, so jasmine is now officially my guide dog. We are limited on where we can go at present but that is the same with every new dog, and there is still more training work to do this week. The nice thing though is that I can go out with Jasmine unaccompanied which I’m sure will help both her and my confidence.
So a big thank you to all at the East Midlands team, and particularly to my instructor. If you’re reading this, you know who you are!
I probably draw too much from significances, but there’s a good one today. Jade qualified on the 14th of February and retired on the 14th of November. Its now the 14th of December, Jasmine’s qualification date.