CAMPBELL MY LIFE
BY: PATTY L. FLETCHER
I feel I must write a bit about my King Campbell Super ® Seeing Eye Dog A.K.A Bubba, who he is, and what he means to me.
Now, everyone who knows us knows that Campbell is my ® Seeing Eye Guide Dog. It has been said by some that he is my independence, and this is so, but he is much more than that.
You see, other than people I see when I am out and about, talk with on the phone, via email, or some means of social media I haven’t any close friends or family.
I live here alone, and many days if not for the Meals on Wheels volunteers, mail carriers, and the few neighbors I speak to as Campbell and I go on our various outings throughout the day we see no one.
Campbell is my strength. He is my company. He and I sleep together, travel together, read books and listen to music together and even enjoy our meal times together.
We share everything. He is my very very best friend and more. I am his human mother and he is my son. I know what he is thinking and he me many times before we can either of us even act upon it.
He knows by my behaviors when I’m going to use the phone, or computer. He understands by how I sit in my chair whether I’m going to enjoy a book or work on the writing of one.
If I wake in the night in pain from my fibromyalgia, he is always there to comfort me with a lick on the hand, nuzzle of nose, or a snuggle of his body against mine.
If I cry, he comes to me no matter where he is or what he is doing even at times waking from a deep sleep to wash away my tears and reassure me.
If I laugh, he wags his tail and laughs with me and if I become annoyed or angry at something he huffs and puffs in annoyance just as I do.
He takes me to the store, and out to eat. He makes sure I get to and from the doctor’s office, and even when he is not feeling well and must go to the vet most times, he works to get me there safely.
Last year when I became ill and was first hospitalized, and then sent to nursing therapy so that I could fully recover before going home he went right along with me and encouraged me every moment of the way.
Everything we do is connected and to us there is nothing more important than the other.
So, Campbell is my very life and without him I don’t know where or what I would be.
Even way back when I was still in training at the Seeing Eye, and for the most part things were decent between my now EX and my then family and me, I somehow knew that one day I would find myself alone and that Campbell and I would have only one another.
It is with these thoughts that I call to you. I ask you, during this month of November, which is mine and Campbell’s birthday month, please do donate a bit of money to The Seeing Eye. In King Campbell Lee Fletcher’s name.
In this way you will be helping many persons to have wonderful companions such as what I have described.
There are many blind persons who have families, and friends who depend upon these dogs to help them exist alongside them.
There are many more who are like me, alone with no one else but their beautiful dogs walking alongside them every-day and if you could help this wonderful school and its work go onward you will be doing something more worthwhile than anything you’ve ever done before.
Here is just a bit more information about Campbell and the wonderful land from where he comes.
King Campbell was born in Chester N.J. November 28, 2008.
He lived with his Dog Mother and Litter Mates until he was approximately eight weeks old, and then he went to live with his Puppy Raisers.
Then, when he was just over a year-old, he was taken away from his Puppy Raiser family by a wise and ancient trainer, so he could go and live in the magickal and ancient land of The Seeing Eye, where his training truly began.
After only four short months he was chosen to become the guide of his now human mother Patty L. Fletcher author of this writing.
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