[nfbwatlk] Blind student saves for three years tobuya guide HORSE because her strict Muslim parentsconsiderdogs unclean, Daily Mail, November 14 2010

Kaye Kipp kkipp123 at msn.com
Wed Nov 17 16:14:56 CST 2010


I did that but I changed it.  lol.
----- Original Message ----- 
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HORSE because her strict Muslim parentsconsiderdogs unclean, Daily Mail, 
November 14 2010


> Shouldn't that have been H A Y?
>
> On Nov 16, 2010, at 22:14, Kaye Kipp <kkipp123 at msn.com> wrote:
>
>> Hey, I have to say I don't think I'd want a guide horse.  Can you imagine 
>> the size baggies one would have to use to pick up?
>>
>> Kaye
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Jessiaca Evans" <jje1203 at gmail.com>
>> To: "'NFB of Washington Talk Mailing List'" <nfbwatlk at nfbnet.org>
>> Sent: Tuesday, November 16, 2010 10:07 PM
>> Subject: Re: [nfbwatlk] Blind student saves for three years to buya guide 
>> HORSE because her strict Muslim parents considerdogs unclean, Daily Mail, 
>> November 14 2010
>>
>>
>>> 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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