Meet Margo and guide dog Trusty
When Margo Bouie was a child of seven or eight, she lost her vision through a retinal detachment and glaucoma. She learned excellent mobility skills and navigates with independence at home in Bainbridge, Georgia, where she works in the call center of Georgia Industries for the Blind/Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency. Margo enjoys the extra confidence that a guide dog offers, and has just met her third guide, a beautiful yellow Labrador named Trusty.
Trusty follows the paw-steps of guides Genie and Jaffe, and she’s a sweet “social butterfly” that loves to work and loves to play. “We just bonded right off,” Margo says. “She’s a very affectionate dog.” Trusty will be an inspiration to Margo’s peers as she takes her to regular meetings of the local chapter of the National Federation of the Blind, where Margo serves as chapter president. Her friends call her a “mother hen,” and Trusty will be a welcome new friend at Margo’s side. And since she loves to read books of any kind, Trusty will have plenty of relaxation time, too.