Saturday, June 21, 2014

Guide Dogs


An organization in greater Hartford trains dogs to serve as guides for
blind people.  Walking down Hartford's Pratt Street, I saw one trainer adopt a
blocking stance while a second trainer worked the dog to go around the blocker.

You didn't think I could find a guide dog and trainers in Russia to pair with this photo, 
did you?  I couldn't.  How about some photos from Mandrogi,
a center for traditional crafts, on the way to St. Petersburg?


15 comments:

Andy said...

The seeing eye dog looks like it was fun.

Kate said...

A guide dog in an unfamiliar city might be a good idea!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Good work with the guide dogs.

The Phoenix newspaper had an article the other day that said that some culinary organization rated Scottsdale as the number two city in the country for foodies, and Hartford was ranked as number one.

Sharon Anck said...

Love the dog trainers and the beautiful crafts and artists.

William Kendall said...

Nice shot of the dog in training!

The Russian craftmanship is beautiful.

Sylvia K said...

A great post and captures, as always, Jack, the guide dogs are so incredible! And I love the pics from Russia, I would enjoy browsing that shop -- but then most of us broads enjoying browsing wherever we are!

Luis Gomez said...

Nice capture with the dog trainers Jack. Beautiful set of images of the crafts center.

RedPat said...

Love the dog training! I bet you have picked up a few trinkets on your trip, Jack.

Kay said...

West Coast Guide Dogs for the Blind is a much loved institution doing great work.

Much as I limit my souvenirs when traveling, I think I'd find Mandrogi irresistible. (Uhm...do they have a website?)

Birdman said...

That's a stretch!

hey, check me out 6/19 and 20.
SURPRISE!

Dianne said...

Great shot of the Guide Dog in training ... they really are incredible. Hope you are enjoying your touring Jack.

Randy said...

Beautiful dog.

Malyss said...

What beautiful hand craft !

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Brilliant work the dog trainers do, well captured here Jack..Enjoying your Russian 'almost' comparisons :)

Gunn said...

I like both your streetshot and the Russian art-craft-images.