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Humans with CNIB Guide Dogs: Karen & Healey

Karen sitting on her steps getting a kiss on the face from Healey, her CNIB Guide Dog.

“I have always been a big fan of Canadian singer/songwriter Jeff Healey, so when I found out that the CNIB Guide Dog I had been matched with was named in his honour, I was thrilled to say the least!  . Since I was matched with Healey in September 2020, I have the freedom to do so many things that were hard before. I also have a newfound confidence along with lots of love, laughter and snuggles in my life. When he’s in harness, he’s so stoic and respectful. He knows that he has an important job to do. It blows me away how smart he is, and how incredibly hard he works for me. There was one day we were on an outing, and a little girl walked by and asked her mother if she could pet Healey. The mother said no and explained that he was working to help me, and the little girl said that it explains why he looked like he was thinking so hard! I had a chuckle when I heard that, but that’s just the truth of it. I didn’t know how much my heart would grow with love, awe and wonder for my amazing boy. Whether it’s work or playtime, Healey is a rock star – always ready for our next adventure.” – Karen