There have been lots of times when I wanted to throw in the towel and quit with Campbell.
Have been times when I wondered if I were really doing the right things by for and with him.
Although I’ve written a lot about our nearly 7 years together, there are lots more things no one knows.
We have struggled at times together.
Neither of us sure we could go on.
No matter how hard no matter what it has taken, no matter what here we are still together after all of it, and through it all the bond we have between has sustained and seen us through.
I’m so glad I did not answer the question, “Do you want to retire him?”
A couple years ago when we were having a struggle, and again this year when he appeared to no longer want to ride the busses and work with anything but a resounding no!
I bit the bullet, hung in and together we saw it through.
Now, here we are just a little less than a month from our 7TH year together and going stronger than ever!
Let me just say it straight out.
It’s not like trading a car.
Hang in there put the blood sweat and tears the breeders, raisers, and trainers did into it, and you’ll never regret it.
I know sometimes it cannot be helped, but I’m telling you that if you take that chance you will for sure see that fifty percent of right.
Tonight, when I was having snuggle time with Campbell before bed, I lay down into the floor with him, and said, “Bubba I’m sorry Momma was such a dunder-head today and left her phone at home. Sorry we had to wait in the blustery cold all that long time. I know by the time someone finally came along and called the van for us, even you were cold. I know that by the time they came and got us, and we went home you were all tired out, but I’m so glad you’re momma’s Bubba.”
And with that, he lifted his big Bubba paw, put it onto my shoulder, and with his over-sized tongue began to wash my face.
Then he pulled me to him, and as I snuggled in he threw his big right front leg around me as he does almost every-night, and together we lay for a long time. Just being together.
Soon we were both needing to get up and he was off to bed.
There is no love on earth like the love of a dog and its handler.
Enjoy that love every-day, hone that bond until there’s nothing or no one can come between, and together you will never go wrong.
Until next time this is Patty, who loves no other like she loves her Bubba Dog, and King Campbell A.K.A Bubba who loves his Human Mother even better than food yes, even better than food, saying…
May harmony find you.
Would you like to know just how Campbell Lee Fletcher Super Seeing Eye Dog A.K.A Bubba and I came together?
If so, please see below. I promise you will not regret it.
Campbell and I have both in turn told our stories, and we continue every-day.
I thank those who have made this possible, and I hope that you might take a moment to look at the information provided about King Campbell’s Homeland.
I hope that if you are so moved, you will donate to his Homeland so that this wondrous work can go on for ever and ever.
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Bubba Tails Media Kit
Welcome to my Media Kit King Campbell and I are pleased to present some wondrous stories and art work to you all. Enjoy.
Bubba Tails from the Puppy Nursery at The Seeing Eye Written by Patty L. Fletcher Told by, King Campbell Lee – The Seeing Eye Dog AKA Bubba
In this magical and love filled tail, King Campbell AKA Bubba travels to the puppy nursery at The Seeing Eye to help ready a group of puppies who are just about to embark on the fabulous journey of learning to become Seeing Eye dogs. Just as he is about to finish his tail, a wee pup becomes very frightened of all that lies ahead, and one frightfully stormy night she runs away! Will King Campbell hear the urgent call from the puppy nursery in time? Will they find her and save her so she can fulfill her destiny?
The use of Tail instead of Tale for story and Magik instead of Magic is intended for these short stories. A great play on words from King Campbell
Patty Lyne Fletcher in her own words (October 2017
About me and my crew
I’m a single mother with a beautiful daughter, of whom I am very proud. I have a great son-in-law and five beautiful grandchildren. Three girls, and two boys. I hope to be able to write more about them later on. I own and handle a Black Labrador from The Seeing Eye™ named Campbell Lee—a.k.a. Bubba Lee or King Campbell, to give just a couple of his nicknames.
About my blindness
I was born one and a half months premature. My blindness was caused by my being given too much oxygen in the incubator. I was partially sighted until 1991, at which time I lost my sight due to an infection after cataract surgery and high eye pressure. I used a cane for 31 years before making the change to a guide dog.
Where I live and work
Currently, I live and work in Kingsport, Tenn. I used to work for CONTACT-CONCERN of Northeast Tennessee, Inc. I left that position in order to spend time with family and pursue my writing full time.
Why I write.
I wrote Campbell’s Rambles: How a Seeing Eye Dog Retrieved My Life to tell the story of how going to The Seeing Eye™ and getting Campbell, learning to love, handle, and work him, then coming home and adding him to my life, gave me true freedom. I tell of how changing from being a 31-year cane user to being a guide dog handler taught me things about myself I had never known before. I tell of the wonderment I experienced when I finally took that chance.
A major goal of mine is to help others who find themselves in domestic violence situations. I also want to help others learn more about mental illnesses and how different situations and environments can drastically affect those with such challenges. I tell how training affected me physically as a result of the fibromyalgia I deal with, along with the side effects of the medications I take. I focus on bipolar disorder, on how it can go horribly wrong and cause a person to behave in ways they normally would not.
Another thing I have attempted to show is how, in certain institutional settings, attachments can develop—and how those attachments can become unhealthy for all concerned if they are not handled correctly. Most simply, I want others to know more about me.
In Bubba Tails From the Puppy Nursery At The Seeing Eye, it is King Campbell Super Seeing Eye Dog A.K.A Bubba’s turn to tell his tale.
While helping to ready a group of pups to go and meet their puppy raiser families, so they too, might one-day become Seeing Eye dogs, he tells of what it was like for him, to grow up and become a Seeing Eye dog.
My hobbies include reading, writing, music, and standup comedy. I also like nature walks, light hiking, tent camping, and fishing. No, I am not afraid to bait a hook.
Music I enjoy
My favorite types of music are classic rock, rhythm and blues, and classic country, as well as some present-day country music. I also like meditation music.
My favorite books and authors
I enjoy fantasy, science fiction, and books about the supernatural. I love the books by Stephen King, Dean Koontz, and many more. My favorite books include
Stephen King’s Dark Tower series, J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series, and J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings series.
My spiritual faith
I am a spiritual walker. I claim no particular faith, either Christian or pagan. I simply know that there is God and Goddess, or Mother Father God, as some call her/him. I lean toward the natural approach, or Druidism (Druidry), as it promotes harmony and respect for all beings, including the environment. I am also very interested in herbs and their healing properties.
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Patty & Pals
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