Thursday, January 8, 2009

Opening Bell

If you watched the opening bell of the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday then you would have seen something special. In celebration of the 80th anniversary of The Seeing Eye school, the president and his puppy rang the opening bell! The Seeing Eye is a school in New Jersey that trains visually impaired people to work with guide dogs.

When I was growing up, there was a couple behind us who had a guide dog for the husband, who was blind. I once interviewed him for our school newspaper about his life and his dogs. He had two different dogs while I knew him; both were black labs, one named Brooke and the other Casey. They were so obedient, and it allowed their owner to have a lot of freedom he wouldn't have been able to have on his own. I love this example of animals helping humans.

You can see the video of the NYSE Opening Bell here. Poor puppy gets a little frightened of the bell!

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