In a recent class of graduates from Guiding Eyes for the Blind, I noticed that a number of the dogs in the class were named for either workers at the school or individuals in the community. The naming of guide dogs is fascinating to me in general. Databases of potential names are used by the individuals who oversee the breeding program, and each litter uses one letter in a rotating alphabetical pattern. However, specific naming in honor of someone is quite special. It
stands as a legacy or tribute to celebrate and thank someone for making a difference. What a fun brain break to picture a pile of pups bearing names of people who have touched someone's life! This underlines how limitless the opportunities are to express public gratitude, something I think we all could be reminded of every day.