For the past three and a half weeks I have been gadding about with Leanne and Gabby the Guide Dog. It has been memorable for many reasons, not least of which has been to share the experience of Gabby. She was an essential member of our party, and at times was the party. Gabby has been with Leanne for 6 years and is used to long walks and gourmet destinations. Maybe that’s why she took to New York so well. Within a day she could take Leanne to Lindt on 5th Avenue or to Grom Ice cream on Broadway without hesitation. She was unfazed by the craziness of the crowds and the traffic, helping to choose toys for the boys in the Disney Store in Times Square, and trying on the latest canine coats at ‘Pets on Lex’ on the Upper East Side. Gabby was unfailingly cheerful and always the total professional. When she wore her harness she was on the job, but when we got to Maine, she was on holidays!
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