Darren is actually a Guiding Eyes dog. When a dog is a guide, he is generically called a "guide dog." However, there are various schools that train guide dogs. The very first school in the U.S. was/is called Seeing Eye, which is why people often say there is a "Seeing Eye dog." Or, if the dog is from Leader Dogs for the Blind, we would say , "There is a Leader dog." Darren is actually from Guiding Eyes for the Blind, which makes him a "Guiding Eyes dog." Or, any guide dog can just be called a guide dog.
Who knew? I have so much to learn. (Actually, I WAS familiar with the various terms--just unaware of the distinctions.)
I wonder how many distinctions I miss--what levels of understanding I have yet to achieve--as I read God's Word? With the Psalmist (Psalm 119:18) I plead, "Open my eyes, Lord!"
Open My Eyes, That I May See
Open my eyes, that I may see
Glimpses of truth Thou hast for me;
Place in my hands the wonderful key
That shall unclasp and set me free.
RefrainSilently now I wait for Thee,
Ready my God, Thy will to see,
Open my eyes, illumine me,
Clara H. Scott (1841-1897) Pictured above