New Zealand Dog News

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April 02, 2011

Inching closer to independence

Robert Bensemann's eyes have four legs and blonde hair.

The 67-year-old is legally blind and relies on his 18-month-old guide-dog Inchy to see for him and guide him around Richmond on his daily outings.

Mr Bensemann got Inchy in November, four months after his previous guide-dog James died of thyroid cancer.
Tomorrow is the Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind's annual Red Puppy Appeal day, which will see red-coated puppies on streets around the country to raise awareness of the cause.
Mr Bensemann summed up what his guide dog means to him in one word.

"Independence." Inchy gives him mobility to get out of the house to go into Richmond for a coffee or pay the bills. MORE>>

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