Thursday, February 25, 2010

The Blind Leading the Sighted

I did not have a post planned for today - I've been busy tallying scores from Monday's games so we can announce winners tomorrow, and yesterday's storm was a big distraction. I also spent the majority of the evening on a site layout enhancement. Regular readers will notice the difference. :) That said, I had no time to test multiple browsers, so if you could be my eyes for me and leave a comment if you have any errors I'd appreciate it.

While I continue to dig out and do the math, let me share a story that is just plain inspiring. Caught this on TV on my way to work and ended up being a few minutes late. It was worth it.  ♥

Enjoy the clip. See you tomorrow with great news for ten of our fans...



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39 comments:

  1. Of khourse the piece was worth being late to work fur!

    (We akhtually have it on our Friday post)

    Hugz&Khysses,
    Khyra
    PeeEssWoo: Mom says something about a difFURent kind of reason fur being late to work - I'm not sure what she means ;-)

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  2. What a story.. I have tears in my eyes. Dogs can really teach us so much..

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  3. Wonderful story. Thanks for posting. :)

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  4. Wow! That is a truly amazing and inspiring story. Thanks for posting!

    Chester's Mom ;0=)

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  5. WAIT? there were GAMES? shoot. i thought i followed your bloggie faithfully... it's my dogs. they take up so much of my brain these days, i don't have time to let them participate in any online games. darn it. if i just didn't have any dogs, i could do online dog games!

    that story is awesome. i heard about it but hadn't watched it yet. in fact, i'm about to walk my doggies now but put it off to watch Isabelle... sigh. duh. like we should shoot every animal and person who's blind huh? useless. dumb thing to say to such nice people.

    thanks for sharing!

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  6. awesome story! me and mama loved it!
    *woof*
    the booker man

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  7. Okay.... when I reconized the song from Rudy, that's when I got the sniffles. :)

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  8. You have us crying now........it is a wonderful story!
    xxx

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  9. I'm glad she has her home with those particular 2-leggers. They are all blessed!

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  10. I happened to catch that story too. Loved it!! Still running even though she is blind. Amazing!

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  11. Oh my god, that was wonderful. I cried a little too. I cannot wait to have my dream farm and my dogs. It will mostly be rescued dogs.

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  12. Just found your blog and I will be back. I saw this story today. Great inspiration!

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  13. What a great example of a finely tuned sense of hearing! Thanks for the great story!

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  14. Anonymous4:01 PM

    Oh, Isabell, I'll never say never again.

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  15. Great story! How moving and inspiring. :)
    Twink!

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  16. Theresa, Lucky and Ben4:34 PM

    What a beautiful, touching, heart-warming and life-affirming story. Thanks for posting this. It is most definitely worth being late for work for!

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  17. I saw that story last night during the Olympics and I thought it was awesome! That is one inspirational dog!

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  18. When you have something you love, you just have to find a way to do it. Great story.

    Slobbers,
    Mango

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  19. This is amazing! Thanks for sharing!

    Love,
    Homer

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  20. Great story! thanks for sharing!

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  21. Wow How inspirational. Makes me want to try dog sledding.

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  22. Definitely worth being late for. This touching story is another sweet example of how much we have to learn from our dogs!!

    Games? We missed it all. (Again.)

    Wirey woofs,

    Jake and Just Harry

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  23. What a very wonderful story! So very glad they didn't listen to anyone around them telling them to get 'ride' of her. But instead they let Isabel tell them what she wanted to do and they listened!

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  24. Great story! Yay!

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  25. Thanks for the clip. Seeing the dogs reminded me of my Malamute-mix from years ago, Kishka. She was one of the best dogs ever!

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  26. Great story! I saw it on the Olympic coverage. Very cool.

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  27. What a great story!

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  28. Anonymous11:49 PM

    I can just see Nigel doing this. Not.

    You strap him in to the harness, he turns around and gives you the stink-eye, then promptly lies down to fall asleep. In the snow. Or heads off to look for the nearest couch.

    That's a hound for ya. Regards, Cousin Gracie

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  29. Very nice! The blog looks good, too!

    Sam

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  30. Thanks for sharing it!
    Awesome!
    Kisses and hugs
    Lorenza

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  31. Wow, you really got me psyched about my up-coming trip! Thanks for being late and for sharing!
    ~K

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  32. Isabel proved them wrong - good for her! And good for her parents for believing in her!

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  33. As a notorious non-TV watcher, I did not see this when it aired, but within minutes I had dozens of emails from friends asking if I had seen it. Took me a while to find a link to it. Great, great story.

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  34. We actually stood still for a bit and watched Isabel too. We think Mom has watched it 35 zillion times. What an awesome story and to have it featured on the Olympics coverage was just great.

    Woos, Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

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  35. I see that even when people are bundled up for subzero temperatures, they still like to wave at the camera. Cute video, love how excited the dogs get when it's time to work!

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  36. Okay, I'm teared up.... truly inspirational.

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  37. Anonymous1:48 PM

    So amazing ... comes to show that the only thing that can stop you is you.

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