[nfbwatlk] Blind student saves for threeyearstobuy a guide HORSE because her strictMuslimparentsconsider dogs unclean, Daily Mail, November 14 2010

Rita Szantay rszantay at speakeasy.net
Wed Nov 17 18:22:58 CST 2010


Right on Connie we have definitely heard them all.

Rita

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-----Original Message-----
From: nfbwatlk-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:nfbwatlk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On
Behalf Of Utterback, Connie
Sent: Wednesday, November 17, 2010 3:04 PM
To: NFB of Washington Talk Mailing List
Subject: Re: [nfbwatlk] Blind student saves for threeyearstobuy a guide
HORSE because her strictMuslimparentsconsider dogs unclean, Daily Mail,
November 14 2010

Okay.  I think we have heard them all. 

Connie Utterback
 
 

-----Original Message-----
From: nfbwatlk-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:nfbwatlk-bounces at nfbnet.org]
On Behalf Of Mike Freeman
Sent: Wednesday, November 17, 2010 3:03 PM
To: NFB of Washington Talk Mailing List
Subject: Re: [nfbwatlk] Blind student saves for three yearstobuy a guide
HORSE because her strict Muslimparentsconsider dogs unclean, Daily Mail,
November 14 2010

We should rein in our enthusiasm.

Mike



On Nov 17, 2010, at 14:17, Kaye Kipp <kkipp123 at msn.com> wrote:

> Aw gee.  We could let it go on for a bit longer.  lol.
> 
> Kaye
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Jessiaca Evans" 
> <jje1203 at gmail.com>
> To: "'NFB of Washington Talk Mailing List'" <nfbwatlk at nfbnet.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, November 17, 2010 9:40 AM
> Subject: Re: [nfbwatlk] Blind student saves for three years tobuy a 
> guide HORSE because her strict Muslim parentsconsider dogs unclean, 
> Daily Mail, November 14 2010
> 
> 
>> 
>> It is in my oppinion, that it would behoove us to take this thread 
>> out to pasture.
>> 
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: nfbwatlk-bounces at nfbnet.org 
>> [mailto:nfbwatlk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Mike Freeman
>> Sent: Wednesday, November 17, 2010 10:57 AM
>> 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
>> 
>> 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-g
>>>>> uid 
>>>>> e-HORSE-strict-Muslim-parents-consider-dogs-unclean.html#ixzz15FmZ
>>>>> lVW
>>>>> 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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