Hello campbellsworld visitors and readers everywhere.
I hope this message finds you well.
As you who follow Campbell and me regularly know, since our moving to a new location, we’ve had some issue getting to and from bus stops we once used, and we are working with KATS (Kingsport Area Transit) to find a solution to this situation.
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Campbell and I had a meeting with the officials from KATS yesterday, so I thought I’d bring you up to speed.
First, we discussed the reasons Campbell and I are having difficulty, and what our needs are to make it, so we can use the public transit safely once again.
I explained to the director who I had not previously spoken with about this matter in great detail about mine and Campbell’s needs as guide dog and totally blind handler where street crossings, and walking in areas where sidewalks are not present are concerned, and while I’m not sure he or any of those in attendance yesterday fully grasp the concept as a whole, they did seem to understand enough so that they realize our current situation is not safely doable, and they are all on board with working to find solutions to the issue.
The first thing I learned is that it appears there are some slight changes in routes already being considered, and that I am not the only citizen making noises about stops needed in the area.
I encourage anyone reading who is a KATS user to reach out to KATS with your thoughts. They’re very approachable and are more than willing to listen.
I’d like to add however that we all need to realize that not every request can be met, but that they are working diligently to see that the public as a whole are serviced to the best of their ability.
This is a work in progress and will take time to put into place, so patience is going to be required.
I’ve also learned that it is one-hundred-percent acceptable if I use the door to door transit to go to a location where there is a bus stop, use the public transit to go about town, and then return to my original location or mark another location later in the day for pick up and use door to door to go back home because the bus stops are not at this time accessible to Campbell and me.
I was concerned about doing such for fear someone would claim me not eligible for the door to door service if I could do all that moving about town.
However, I’ve learned that is called Advanced use and is encouraged.
All in all, I felt our meeting was a tremendous success and knowing I have the option of using a mixture of the Door To Door Transportation as well as the Public Bus System went a long way toward easing my feelings of being trapped and has greatly lessened my anxiety where living here is concerned.
Before I go I’d like to share a blessing with you.
In previous postings where this situation has been concerned I mentioned the issue of my financial situation and not always being able to afford the coupon booklets for the Door To Door Transport.
I learned yesterday that a local good Samaritan has donated a large quantity of coupon booklets to Campbell and me, and I’d like to express my deepest appreciation to that person for their generous contribution to our cause.
I have no idea who would’ve done such a wonderful thing, but I feel certain they’re a reader of this blog or that they follow me on one of my social media platforms so if you’re reading now Campbell and I send our deepest gratitude, and we hope you’re truly blessed for your support.
Well friends that’s all I have for now, so we thank you for dropping into campbellsworld to check on our progress where this ongoing situation is concerned and invite you to stop back by again very soon for further updates, and to enjoy other postings.
Until next time this is Patty who is feeling much more in control of her situation, and King Campbell A.K.A Bubba who cannot wait to get out and about once again saying…
People cannot know what you need if you do not tell them.
May harmony find you, and blessid be.
If you’d like to learn more about me and how Campbell and I came to be together please continue reading below.
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.
Corner the Comfort Zone.
Patty & Pals
Bob Cat And Friends
A most excellent interview
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A Treasure Chest of Children’s Tales https://www.books2read.com/u/bzaAML
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