A Brief History Of Seeing Eye Dogs

Written by Simon Harris


No one knows whenrepparttar concept of using assistance animals forrepparttar 147153 blind first came into being. It is suggested that dogs have been used in such a capacity in various cultures for a very long time. It is known, however, that there was no formal guide dog program in existence until afterrepparttar 147154 First World War.

Why German Shepherds?

Many people have probably wondered why guide dogs and Seeing Eye dogs are so often German Shepherds. The reason is actually twofold. First of allrepparttar 147155 German Shepherd has a strong sense of loyalty to its owner, giving it a natural tendency to be protective. Having a very protective dog as a companion is an obvious asset for someone who may otherwise be easily attacked by less then scrupulous individuals. The other reason is far simpler;repparttar 147156 first guide dogs forrepparttar 147157 blind and visually impaired were trained in Germany to provided assistance for those blinded inrepparttar 147158 war.

Afterrepparttar 147159 end of World War Irepparttar 147160 nation of Germany was devastated by financial depression. Many private businesses failed andrepparttar 147161 Potsdam, Germany school that trainedrepparttar 147162 guide dogs forrepparttar 147163 blind was one of them.

The Beginning

An American woman named Dorothy Eustis had heard aboutrepparttar 147164 program and decided it was a very worthwhile endeavor. Because she owned a company that was training German Shepherds as working dogs, she decided she might try to train guide dogs forrepparttar 147165 blind. She did not start this right away, however. In fact she was still consideringrepparttar 147166 possibilities when she penned a story for The Saturday Evening Post aboutrepparttar 147167 potential for guide dogs forrepparttar 147168 blind.

I Hate To Say That I Told You So

Written by Bill Knell


I createdrepparttar Perverted Perfection Website at http://politics.billknell.com so that people could get another view of all things political. Apart from Left, Right or somewhere in between, there isrepparttar 147113 fact that politicians have been steadily increasing their control over our lives. That control has nothing to do with any ofrepparttar 147114 knee jerk issues or colorful people we love to hate on either side ofrepparttar 147115 aisle in government. Itís all about CONTROL and always has been.

Despite any moves in either political direction overrepparttar 147116 past twenty years,repparttar 147117 government has seized more control over everything you do. This is not about protecting you from terrorists, lowering or raising taxes or anything other then a power grab. Nothing illustrates this more thenrepparttar 147118 recent decision byrepparttar 147119 U.S. Supreme Court regarding a governmentís right to seize private property for public use.

Itís been a trend throughoutrepparttar 147120 nation. Huge tracts of privately owned land are seized by local cities, towns and villages and turned over to big box store developers. The idea is that everyone will benefit because more tax revenue will be generated by a big store thenrepparttar 147121 Johnsonís Horse Stable or Shelly Greenbergís two bedroom home. However, what happened torepparttar 147122 private property rights of those people? Given this decision, it would be almost foolish for anyone to buy any land unless itís part of some preplanned and approved subdivision. In short,repparttar 147123 government is now forcing people to live where they want them to. Itís social engineering, pure and simple.

When I first started my Website inrepparttar 147124 late 1990s, my concern was to make people aware that they were being used and manipulated by politicians with an agenda that serves their own purposes. Nowrepparttar 147125 chickens have come home to roost. Law after law is being proposed before Congress that will limit your right to live liferepparttar 147126 way you want to in a free society. A good example isrepparttar 147127 PAWS act. This legislation is supposed to protect animals. The idea is to bring all dog and cat breeders of any size underrepparttar 147128 control ofrepparttar 147129 federal government. It doesnít say that, but read it carefully. If you advertise or sell your pups online, you are their target. As if itís any surprise in a politically correct America, Rescue Groups are immune from this legislation.

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