Mr. T told me that Ms. Pup had trained with a yellow lab named Rosie. Ms. Pup was very barky, and so was Rosie, so he put them together as roomies in the kennel. Everyone said that was nuts, but he must have known what he was doing, because the two dogs kept each other quiet. They became the best of friends, and hung out together happily for several months.
Rosie was later sent down to work with a trainer in Florida, and was probably assigned to one of GDF’s students in the South. Fortunately, Ms. Pup is not the type to get depressed over that sort of thing. I sometimes wonder about Rosie and how she’s doing. I never met her. But I bet she’s a good dog, and I suspect she and Ms. Pup would recognize each other if they met up again.
(And I’ll admit that it’s nice to know that someone else has a guide dog as barky as mine).