October 2018 eNewsOctober 10, 2018
Dr. Cara Miller has a very persistent alarm clock. It doesn’t have a snooze setting, and it often comes with a couple of whiskery kisses. Cara’s alarm clock is named Turf, and he’s a black Labrador and an expertly-trained hearing dog from Canine Companions for Independence.
Cara is a Professor of Psychology at Gallaudet University, the premier institution of learning, teaching and research for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. From her home to the busy campus grounds and commute through Washington, D.C., Turf has an important job — he is tasked with being Cara’s ears.
“Every morning, he alerts to my alarm clock and we have a quick snuggle before breakfast,” Cara states. “This teacher has no excuse for being late to class!”
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