Hayden was delivered to the hot Arizona desert via a refrigerated, Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc., puppy truck, on May 31, 2003.

Exposed to triple digit temperatures, even just long enough to "do his business", Hayden morphed into gloomy "Eeyore".  That's what Rich called him in the summer of 2003.

In the picture of Hayden, on Rich's diving board, it is a hot June day.  Hayden responded to the heat by tucking his tail away -  Eeyore's tail fell off again.

Riding in Sandy's Ford conversion van, between the driver and passenger seats, Hayden sat up high to keep his snout directly on the cold air conditioning vent.  Once inside Sandy's office, in the cool air conditioning, of Mesa Public Schools Information Systems, Hayden was greatly relieved.

After team training with Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc., Hayden guides Angus D. F. MacKinnon,  in Maple Ridge, Raincouver, BC Canada.

The handsome little hot dog, is a "cool" dog now.

Robert M. Thomas
Academic Professional Faculty Emeritus
Emeritus College
Arizona State University
Tempe, Arizona

Improving lives of people with little or no sight!