2020 Vision Quest welcomes newest staff member as Guiding Eyes’ Autumn joins the team.
It may have been a tough winter all over the east coast, but we’re thrilled to be able to announce some excellent news: Autumn
will arrive in New Hampshire on March 16th! And more good news: close on the pads of that arrival will come spring and summer—rather
than, after the autumn season, another winter so brutally soon.
Yes, Autumn (pictured above) is a beautiful two-year-old “Black and Tan” Labrador Retriever, and on March 16th she’ll take her
first big trip—from Guiding Eyes for the Blind’s (GEB's) headquarters in Yorktown Heights, New York all the way to Nashua,
New Hampshire to meet her Mom and Dad and get her exciting career started. Thus far "income-free" while completing the extensive
training at GEB, Autumn will then become the only paid employee of 2020 Vision Quest, her compensation package featuring the finest
kibble available anywhere, daily grooming sessions, love and appreciation, and—taking a page from her predecessor The Mighty Quinn—play
sessions with Dad after every work session
Following are some highlights lifted from a recent interview of Autumn for her 2020 Vision Quest “staff bio:”
Your vital statistics?
Born January 3, 2012. Current height and weight - approximately 22” and 60 lbs.
Top traits, skills, interests?
Intelligence, loyalty, speed, passion for her work, and love of snow.
Early youth, and education?
Born in Patterson, New York at the Canine Development Center; Raised, before schooling, in the
Guiding Eyes Dutchess County (NY) Puppy-Raising Region. Expected March 26, 2014 graduate of Guiding Eyes for the Blind, Summa Cum Laude.
Pro football allegiance?
Informed about her new NFL season tickets and asked about her fan loyalty situation, Autumn offered "Well,
Eli Manning has been a big supporter of Guiding Eyes and that looks good to me. But I'm open to learning more about this Tedy Bruschi
fellow, the New England Patriots, and this alleged Charlee Bear reward system."
Your top career and life goals?
“1. Help this blind man, who they tell me is such a good match for me, live the fullest, most rewarding,
most exciting and meaningful life imaginable; and 2. Become part of a loving two-legged family ready to tend to my needs and share many
great adventures with me!”
Care to climb any mountains, Autumn?
"Well, can we perhaps start by just working around Nashua first, and getting our proverbial paws
under us in this partnership?”
2020 Vision Quest wishes to extend its deep gratitude to Guiding Eyes for the Blind and to Autumn's puppy raiser, whom we hope to meet
someday. Your support is steadfast and incredibly appreciated.
See also Randy’s special blog entry (link to the left) for his take on the imminent arrival of Autumn, her training plans, and more.