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Dylan guiding the way forward


Dylan guiding the way forward

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Dylan the guide dog continues to gain fans across Barbados.

The United Kingdom-based animal was at the Irving Wilson school yesterday winning over the hearts of students and staff as well as a special guest – Janeil Odle, who has been blind since she was a child.

Odle, who gained a Barbados exhibition and the Kregg Nurse Memorial Scholarship, got a taste of what it was like to have a guide dog.

“I enjoyed the experience; it was very interesting and I hope to one day have my own,” she said.

On Thursday, Dylan arrived in the island with his owner Danny Gleeson, who spoke to the students about how his life had changed since he received Dylan in August.

“He has made me a lot more self-reliant and not depending on a cane. He keeps me safe and he is fun to have around too. I use him every day,” he told the children.

Dylan will next be seen in the City today as part of an Animal Control Week rally and will be touring the Richard Haynes boardwalk and Lanterns Mall on Monday. (CA)