Ah, the questions kids ask

Last Friday I took the morning off and took a train with my Seeing Eye dog Whitney to Deerfield, a suburb of Chicago, to talk with second graders at Kipling Elementary School. The kids asked a lot of questions during the Q&A part of the presentation, and I thought you’d enjoy hearing some examples:

  • Does Whitney like other dogs?
  • How do you know when it’s time to go to bed?
  • How do you bake bread?
  • How do you write books?
  • How do you drive?
  • If dogs are color blind, can they see any colors?
  • Does Whitney ever slip on the ice?
  • Where did you go to college?
  • What’s Whitney’s favorite color?

All great questions, many of them sparking some very thoughtful conversation. My favorite question of the day, hands down, was this one: “If you need to go to school to get a Seeing Eye dog, but you don’t have a Seeing Eye dog yet, how do you get to the school?”Whitney and I are taking this morning off, too, to take a train to a school in another Chicago suburb: Sears Elementary, in Kenilworth. This time we’ll be talking with kindergartners. Just imagine the questions they’ll be asking…!


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