Guide dog saves man and woman from sw...

Guide dog saves man and woman from swerving vehicle

There are 9 comments on the WFXJ-AM Jacksonville story from Jun 12, 2013, titled Guide dog saves man and woman from swerving vehicle. In it, WFXJ-AM Jacksonville reports that:

They were taking a O'Neil, an 18-month-old Labrador retriever, out for a training walk on Monday morning when the near-death experience occurred.

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“I call it as I see it.”

Level 8

Since: Jul 09

Retirement City

#1 Jun 12, 2013
I'd say the guide dog is ready to become employed with what he was trained to do and that the 93 year old woman is ready to have her license taken away for good.
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Since: Jan 10

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#2 Jun 12, 2013
flbadcatowner wrote:
I'd say the guide dog is ready to become employed with what he was trained to do and that the 93 year old woman is ready to have her license taken away for good.
Agreed.
What a wonderful testament for service dogs and their trainers !

I think the first internet meme I saw,
was of a little gray haired woman driving on the interstate while a 747 was crash landing behind and over her.
Oblivious to the near miss she experienced
by the sweating pilot,
she threw him the bird.
LOL
Hope all is well for you folks in the Glades.

“I call it as I see it.”

Level 8

Since: Jul 09

Retirement City

#3 Jun 12, 2013
TenderTink wrote:
<quoted text>
Agreed.
What a wonderful testament for service dogs and their trainers !
I think the first internet meme I saw,
was of a little gray haired woman driving on the interstate while a 747 was crash landing behind and over her.
Oblivious to the near miss she experienced
by the sweating pilot,
she threw him the bird.
LOL
Hope all is well for you folks in the Glades.
Actually. I live perhaps 125 miles northwest of the Everglades much nearer to the Nature Coast where there are very few beaches to be found along the Gulf of Mexico. I am about 25 miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico. Thank you for the kind reply.
Stupid and Old

North Royalton, OH

#4 Jun 13, 2013
Why do people this old (93) still have their license? You need to be tested EVERY SINGLE YEAR after you turn 70.

This stupid old lady could have KILLED two disadvantaged young people and a hard working EXPENSIVE dog just because of her pride.

Stupid idiot. TAKE HER LICENSE AWAY, NOW.

“I call it as I see it.”

Level 8

Since: Jul 09

Retirement City

#5 Jun 13, 2013
Stupid and Old wrote:
Why do people this old (93) still have their license? You need to be tested EVERY SINGLE YEAR after you turn 70.
This stupid old lady could have KILLED two disadvantaged young people and a hard working EXPENSIVE dog just because of her pride.
Stupid idiot. TAKE HER LICENSE AWAY, NOW.
I wouldn't go quite that far. Perhaps we could require retests every five years after age 70, or we could require a retest if they show more than just an isolated at fault accident or an accident like this one which shows that the driver clearly is losing it. My brother and I had to take my father's keys away from him when he was obviously no longer competent to drive in his his late 80s.

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Level 5

Since: Jul 07

San Francisco

#7 Jun 13, 2013
True best friend.

“Up with which, I will not put”

Since: Jul 08

Sao Paulo

#8 Jun 14, 2013
flbadcatowner wrote:
<quoted text>I wouldn't go quite that far. Perhaps we could require retests every five years after age 70, or we could require a retest if they show more than just an isolated at fault accident or an accident like this one which shows that the driver clearly is losing it. My brother and I had to take my father's keys away from him when he was obviously no longer competent to drive in his his late 80s.
Hi Flb, I've kinda got to agree, at least partially with Stupid (that was fun) on the yearly testing bit. I know many elderly in their 80's who drive as well as we do, but I know a few more who don't. I lived in Florida for years, and have seen ancient people driving road yachts oblivious to those around them, endangering lives. I was broadsided at in intersection in Miami Beach years ago by an elderly woman in her 90's who so oblivious to what was happening it was obvious she suffered from dimentia. Fortunately she was OK, but I was not so lucky.

We even had to deny my own mother the right to drive at 72 due to her Alhzeimer's, even though she could still drive legally according to the state.

Maybe not at 70, but I do agree that the elderly should be tested on an annual basis at some point, perhaps 75 or 80, depending on statistics. It would protect them as well as others.

“Cat's rule”

Level 7

Since: Feb 11

and dog's drool :-)

#9 Jun 14, 2013
That's why he gets the big bones!
Peter McPan

United States

#10 Jun 14, 2013
Fish_sticks wrote:
That's why he gets the big bones!
me too, well, i use some peanut butter too
its so cute when my dawg licks my face

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