SEEING EYE DOG FIRST USED ON THIS DAY IN 1928

 buddy book

frank and buddy

Morris Frank of Nashville, Tennessee was 16 years old when he
lost his sight in a fight at school. Frustrated with his inability to get
around independently, he set out for Switzerland, spending several
weeks there, learning to work with a female German shepherd who
was originally named Kiss. Frank changed her name to Buddy, later 
feeling that it was a much more appropriate name for her. All of his
subsequent dogs were also called Buddy. 

 
morris and buddy main

Morris Frank, the first American to use a Seeing Eye dog, with
Buddy, the first Seeing Eye dog, and Dorothy Harrison Eustis,
the founder of the Seeing Eye, Morristown, 1928.

SEEING EYE STAMP

posted by Bob Karm in Animals,ANNIVERSARY,DEBUT,HISTORY,MAGAZINES and have Comment (1)

One Response to “SEEING EYE DOG FIRST USED ON THIS DAY IN 1928”

  1. JOE COOK says:

    I COULD BE “BARKING” UP THE WRONG TREE
    HERE….BUT WAS “MORRISTOWN” NAMED AFTER
    MORRIS….OR WAS IT THE OTHER WAY AROUND?

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