Dean was found abandoned in downtown Napa; he was blind. NorCal GSP was his savior and took him in, and that is where I found him. Blind though he was, he was never any more difficult than my other two sighted GSPs; he was a pleasure. His determination and spirit for his daily walks was evident when I was injured, he would pull me around the neighborhood in my wheelchair. The most moving moment for me was after a couple of years I found him lying on his back on the sofa, his legs spread wide apart, tongue hanging out, sound asleep. I then knew that he was completely comfortable, this was home, and he didn’t have to fear any longer. But eventually we had to say “Goodbye”, but never to the many memories and adventures we shared and for those I am eternally grateful. The important lesson I learned is a disability can be an asset and not a negative, and Dean certainly was an/my asset.