When we walked into the rack everyone watched how well cuddles led me safely to the stage. First of all there were a large number of people there. So it was very crowded. then there was all the pool tables everywhere. She walked me right to the stage avoiding every obstacle in our way. She did a great job.
Arthur O'Neil with the Carroll Center For the Blind was on the stage when Cuddles and I got up there. As he handed me our diploma and shook my hand he told me that he thought Cuddles and I made a great team.
There was a lot of people there that I had no idea was going to show up. There was members of my family, friends I had not seen for some time, teachers from the Carroll Center for the blind. I was very touched by all this. I want to thank all the people that was there for me at that time. It is something I will never forget. I want to also thank the City of Boston for being such great hosts.
On the drive home it was a great time to reflect on everything that had happened on the beginning of this wonderful journey. From the time I first heard of Janet and her ability to train Guide Horses, to the phone call from Don telling me that I had been sponsored. Gosh the list just goes on. My mind was filled as the miles passed by and home grew ever closer. I thought about what the people in my home town would think of her and if I would have problems getting into places. I guess only time will tell.
At this point I was ready to be home. I thought about how Cuddles would like her new barn. I thought about how she would enjoy grazing in her new corral and near the pond were I sit to relax. Just then I had a great thought it had been along time since I was able to go fishing by myself, there is a great spot to fish just about a mile from my house and I told myself then that when we got home Cuddles and I were going to go fishing, just her and I.