I expressed how I feel about puppy raisers in this post.
Now I have some more to say. A few blogs ago, and I don’t even know how it came up, but another blogger who is a puppy raiser recommeneded Frant Mccourt’s audio books, because he narrates them himself and does a great job. She ended up offering to send them to me, because she has them all on cd. Being the overly cautious blogger that I am, I was a little frightened of giving out my address, but I’ve read her blogs. She’s a puppy raiser! Does this give all puppy raisers the label of good people? Well, yeah, it kinda does lol.
So I sent her my address and today I got the cds in the mail, all packaged up in a cd binder. Thank you, Cabana’s Puppy Raiser!
I e-mailed her to let her know I received them, and she mentioned that she’s now adding alt tags and image descriptions on her photos, because she’s seen me saying I appreciate them! Ok, add to my warm fuzzies about puppy raisers that she asked if its helpful, which it is. Screen reader users, check out her blog, the latest one describes a collar in wonderful detail!
She then tells me that several of the raisers are starting to add alt descriptions too. Just this morning, I commented on another blog and thanked her for the image descriptions of her boyfriend working with his guide dog. She replied and said she did it for me, and I was like, suuuure, just for me. But maybe it was….Sometimes I try and be so humble that I don’t recognize that yes, I am kinda teaching people things. Wow.
Dave told me on one of our first lessons, at Best Buy, when he showed me how to get a sales guy to help, that I was a really good example for that sales guy. I was fun and friendly, and told him what I needed. Dave said that the next blind person that guy encounters, is going to get good service, because of what I taught him.
This is where I get a little torn in two directions. I want to stay humble, and be like, I’m just doing what I need to do, but on the same token, I’m proud of the kind of person I am, that I can go out there and be a “good blind person” lol!
Back to puppy raisers though, not only are they raising our future eyes, they are just good and nice people. She told me she hopes I enjoy the books, and I told her everything is even better when someone took time out of their day to do something nice.
I’m sure its much more work to add image descriptions and alt tags, but it really makes me feel like I’m “seeing” the whole blog. What a wonderful gesture!!!
Thanks again puppy raisers, not only for raising pups but for being wonderful people!