EYES AT MY FEET by Jessie Hickford


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Since most of the books we remember on the Seeing-Eye dog experience are out of print (particularly Peter Putnam's never equalled Keep Your Head Up, Mr. Putnam) there may be more hope than one might expect for this minimal memoir of a British ""schoolmistress"" who began to lose her sight at 40, a fait accompli by the time she was 52. Miss Hickford went to the English equivalent of our school in Morristown, N.J. for the man-and-beast collaborative training program, therapeutic in itself, before she went home with Prudence, part golden retriever, part Alsatian. Prudence has been a proprietary and always careful custodian and Miss Hickford describes, briefly, her likes and dislikes, her unfortunate affinity for redolent places and things, her ailments (chewing gum in a paw can be troublesome) and one collapse. Prudence at eight is still alive and well and vigilant and this modest account attests to the salutary relationship of author and subject.

Pub Date: Nov. 26th, 1973
Publisher: St. Martin's Press