Verse – The Blind Leading the Blind
To train a guide dog for the blind
it has been learned a puppy should
be taken from the mother on
the forty-ninth day exactly.
But in my State of Illinois,
there is a Law that says eight weeks,
not seven, is the earliest
a little pup can leave the dam.
The bonding to the new feeder
and comforter will not take place
so soon or easily, but this
was not known by the law-makers.
Or maybe some bad lobbyist
with deep pockets got to them first
“Eight…seven–no matter which!
Just let the blind fall in the ditch…”
– Steve Shoemaker, Urbana, IL, August 11, 2014