Lushly vegetated 1/2 acre+,
fenced, irrigated lot with many fruit trees. Tangerines, oranges
and pink grapefruit in winter. Passion fruit, lo quats, early
and late peaches, apples, nectarine, apricots, figs, almonds, pecans, grapes,
and plums in spring / summer. Back yard is the length of a football
field. Freida loved to explore it all. She is especially attracted
to the lavender. Most of all she loves her handler so when you call
"Freeeee Freee" you could always count on her promptly showing up.
Eve retired guide,
Lane working guide, Journal career change, Lil Baer shepherd / chow
mix, Rusty Rhodesian Ridgeback and four well behaved grandchildren.
Final leash relieve and
a cookie. Freida slept in a kennel at the foot of our bed.
When we came to bed about an hour later, I would first sit on the floor,
and open the kennel door. Freida would come out and cozy in my lap
for a little good night loving. Then I would say good night and she
would return to the kennel for the night.
1 cup of pre moistened
IAMS chunks twice daily
Soft, sweet, smart and
very obedient. She desires to please her handler. Freida traveled
in a Ford van to work with me every day. When she became large enough
to enter and exit the van all by herself, (leashed of course) I opened
the side door, and told her wait. Thereafter, she always patiently
stood and waited for me to take her leash and say, OK. She never
jumped out without an "OK". Freida is a low maintenance girl, never
a problem at work, home, restaurants, church, movies or while traveling.
Very loving, focused and patient.
Elegant lady Freida would
lay with her front paws crossed. Sometimes she frogged out extending
her legs. We called her our little froggie. In the office,
she slept peacefully most of the time. Just before time to leave,
Freida would stand and place her chin on my chair seat after bumping me
lightly with the side of her head, telling me it was time to go home.
When preoccupied with a task, I would glance at her and continue working.
She would voice a soft objection and disappointedly flop herself back onto
the floor. Freida teased the other dogs with her nylabone.
She would rub it in their faces. When she attracted their interest,
she would run with it expecting them to chase her. She was the smallest
yet the biggest tease. She loved to curl up on articles of clothing
or on your feet when you sat down. She loved to bob for ice cubes
in a bucket of water. She loves to stick her whole face in her drinking
water and make a mess. She is very affectionate.
Wonderful Thing My Puppy Ever Did Was...
Everything she did was
wonderful. She was an instant learner. Was no task to teach
her all of commands. She made me look like a professional puppy raiser
but she was the expert. She brought a lot of joy to our family and
Dog Puppy In Training
Freida adores lavender
howlin' at the moon
Vickie Kennedy and Freida
Guide Dog Team,
Guide Dogs for the Blind,
San Rafael, CA
princess on the regal
Vickie Kennedy holding
Bill and Melinda's
'International' Puppy In Training
May 08, 2006
Freida leaving with
Jim and Vickie, for Sedona and Grand Canyon trip,
after two-weeks stay
with Robert & Sandy in Gilbert, AZ
Welcome Back to Arizona,
Freida, Jim &
Freida, Vickie &
at Royal Hawaiian
Hotel at Waikiki
Portrait of Freida
by Sarah Hopkins
of Guide Dogs for
the Blind, Inc. Vet's Clinic
Vickie Kennedy with
her guidedog Freida
Participating In Hawaii
The Challenges of Low
retiring from guide work,
a new mission critical position
meeting her new replacement
Freida's Fan Mail
tribute with poem and picture
Arizona Puppy Raiser Daddy
evesmaster, aka lanemaster and aka
Professional Faculty Emeritus
lives of people with little or no sight!