IJMC The Blind Leading the Blind?

		     IJMC - The Blind Leading the Blind?

I don't really have much to say about this one...it's just kinda sad.   -dave

Lucky Dog

October, 1993--Europa Times


``We will not have him put down. Lucky is basically a damn good guide dog,''
Ernst Gerber, a dog trainer from Wuppertal told reporters. ``He just needs a
little brush-up on some elementary skills, that's all.''

Gerber admitted to the press conference that Lucky, a German shepherd guide-dog
for the blind, had so far been responsible for the deaths of all four of his
previous owners. ``I admit it's not an impressive record on paper. He led his
first owner in front of a bus, and the second off the end of a pier. He
actually pushed his third owner off a railway platform just as the Cologne to
Frankfurt express was approaching and he walked his fourth owner into heavy
traffic, before abandoning him and running away to safety. But, apart from
epileptic fits, he has a lovely temperament. And guide dogs are difficult to
train these days.''

Asked if Lucky's fifth owner would be told about his previous record, Gerber
replied: ``No. It would make them nervous, and would make Lucky nervous. And
when Lucky gets nervous he's liable to do something silly.''

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