Students in Judy Maher’s third grade class at Immaculate Conception School had a special speaker, Kelly Snyder — along with her guide dog — visit their class recently. The class had just finished reading the story “Mom’s Best Friend” by Sally Hobart Alexander. This story spoke about a mother who needed a guide dog. The dog’s name was Ursula.
Snyder was just partnered with her second guide dog in June. She was able to explain the training process and proper manners people should use when they see a guide dog that is working in public. The students asked lots of questions.