I can’t be the only guide dog owner this relates to? Surely there are more like me?
This is what they call a ‘3rd world problem’
when irs humid and it rains in the summer months, I can but only GET WET!
Yku see. When everyone around me is reaching for the umbrella, I have to make a decision; do I put on a coat with a hood (which even a lightweight jacket is too hot) or so I get wet?
When I was trained with both Vicky and Fizz, the importance of hand signals with a guide dog were just as important, if not more important that the words I spoke.
I can, just about get away with carrying a bag or pulling a suitcase when I am working my guide dog, nuts en this isn’t easy.
So, when it rains I don’t even carry a umbrella. Which in the summer mo the means making the decision between sweating in a plastic mac or getting wet.
Most of the time, I choose getting wet!
However, saying that, this summer is different. This summer I have hearing aids, this summer I have looked at other options, none have been feesable, so now on a day that is set to rain, I am dressed with a jacket, a thin top and the hope that I can dash between places instead of getting stuck in a rain shower.
Like I said, 3rd world problems ….