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And here’s the blind man with a guide dog I promised you.

Public service announcement: A Guide Dog is a type of Service Animal. They are not the same thing as an Emotional Support Animal. Guide dogs and other Service Animals go through extensive training and cost a lot of money. Service Animals know how to behave in public without being a nuisance or a danger. Emotional support animals often don’t, even when they’re legit ESAs (nominal distinction that that is) instead of fake ESA pets. Service animals are required by law to be allowed to go pretty much anywhere that their handler is allowed to go. ESA’s are not. Please don’t attempt to pass off your ESA or (even worse) your pet as a Service Animal. Their poor behavior will reflect badly on real Service Animals. That will just make it harder for disabled folks who depend on ACTUAL Service Animals to get their rights honored. Just don’t do it, no matter how much you want to take fluffy with you to the grocery store.

A cartoon illustration of a old, blind South Asian man walking with a guide dog.  He is wearing beach clothes including sunglasses, a Hawaiian shirt, shots, and flip-flop sandals.  He's also carrying a bag with beach supplies including a towel, water bottle, and dog bone.  He has a mustache and beard and is half-bald.

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