[nfbwatlk] Blind student saves for three years to buy a guide HORSE because her strict Muslim parents consider dogs unclean, Daily Mail, November 14 2010

Jessiaca Evans jje1203 at gmail.com
Wed Nov 17 11:40:56 CST 2010


It is in my oppinion, that it would behoove us to take this thread out to
pasture.

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HORSE because her strict Muslim parents consider dogs unclean, Daily Mail,
November 14 2010

Nope!  And now we're saddled with this thread!

Mike


On Nov 16, 2010, at 22:07, "Jessiaca Evans" <jje1203 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Mike?
> You weren't chomping at the "bit" to read this either?
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: nfbwatlk-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:nfbwatlk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On
> Behalf Of Humberto Avila
> Sent: Tuesday, November 16, 2010 11:56 PM
> To: 'NFB of Washington Talk Mailing List'
> Subject: Re: [nfbwatlk] Blind student saves for three years to buy a guide
> HORSE because her strict Muslim parents consider dogs unclean, Daily Mail,
> November 14 2010
> 
> Hello, I understood nothing of that. What does that mean? 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: nfbwatlk-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:nfbwatlk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On
> Behalf Of Jedi
> Sent: Tuesday, November 16, 2010 9:40 PM
> To: nfbwatlk at nfbnet.org
> Subject: Re: [nfbwatlk] Blind student saves for three years to buy a guide
> HORSE because her strict Muslim parents consider dogs unclean, Daily Mail,
> November 14 2010
> 
> Wom wom. Ba da dum Bish.
> 
> Respectfully,
> Jedi
> 
> Original message:
>> I can't say I greet this with unbridled enthusiasm!
> 
>> Mike
> 
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Nightingale, Noel" <Noel.Nightingale at ed.gov>
>> To: <nfbwatlk at nfbnet.org>
>> Sent: Tuesday, November 16, 2010 10:45 AM
>> Subject: [nfbwatlk] Blind student saves for three years to buy a guide 
>> HORSE because her strict Muslim parents consider dogs unclean, Daily 
>> Mail, November 14 2010
> 
> 
>>> Thought this article might be of interest to the list.
> 
>>> Link:
>>> http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1329398/Blind-woman-buys-guid
>>> e-HORSE-strict-Muslim-parents-consider-dogs-unclean.html#ixzz15FmZlVW
>>> q
> 
>>> Text:
>>> Blind student saves for three years to buy a guide HORSE because her 
>>> strict Muslim parents consider dogs unclean By Daily Mail Reporter 
>>> November 14, 2010
> 
>>> The 28-year-old's strictly religious parents would not allow a dog in 
>>> the house, considering the animal unclean.
> 
>>> But then Miss Ramouni stumbled across a website article about 
>>> miniature guide horses in April 2008.
> 
>>> 'It was something that I never thought about for myself,' she said.
> 
>>> Photo:  Leading the blind: Mona Ramouni has bought and trained a 
>>> miniature horse, Cali, to be her guide
> 
>>> The psychology student used three years of savings from her job at a 
>>> Braille proofreading company to pay for a horse to be trained to act 
>>> as her guide.
> 
>>> Photo:  Refreshment break: Miss Ramouni treats Cali to some water
> 
>>> Since welcoming three-year-old guide horse Cali into her Dearborn, 
>>> Michigan, home last year, Miss Ramouni has seen her life turned around.
> 
>>> Cali measures about 2ft 6in tall and has been taught to stand still 
>>> indoors. She also helps Miss Ramouni get out of vehicles and move 
>>> through crowds.
> 
>>> Her proud mistress said: 'She is an awesome little horse. What I 
>>> really want is to be able to take her places neither of us would have 
>>> been able to go without each other.
> 
>>> 'Before Cali, I had given up. I got to the point where I thought, 
>>> 'I'm going to get nothing out of my life'. Cali has given me the 
>>> confidence back I used to have as a kid.'
> 
>>> Born three months premature, Miss Ramouni lost her sight shortly 
>>> after birth.
> 
>>> Among the challenges she had to overcome in order for Cali to stay at 
>>> her home were getting a permit to place a large shed in her family's 
>>> garden and to find a farrier to look after the horse's hooves.
> 
>>> Her friends warned her it would be a difficult thing to do.
> 
>>> But Miss Ramouni said: 'The more everybody told me "No, don't do it," 
>>> the more I wanted to do it,' she said. 'I got to a point in my life 
>>> where I thought... "Why should I settle for something less than I can
> have?"
> 
>>> 'There have been so many obstacles. People said 'You'll never find a
vet.
>>> You'll never find a farrier." I found them all.'
> 
>>> She added: 'More than even the independence, I found that Cali showed 
>>> me that there are possibilities.'
> 
>>> Photo:  Horses for courses: Miss Ramouni and Cali attend a seminar at 
>>> Michigan State University
> 
>>> Photo:  Cali helps his proud mistress cross the road. Miss Ramouni 
>>> spent three years saving to buy the 2ft 6in tall horse
> 
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