April 5. And on this day in 1887, a woman by the name of Anne Sullivan taught a girl by the name of Helen Keller, her very first word: water. This was quite remarkable because Helen was both deaf and blind. I have actually written about Helen before…and as you may recall, Helen was a GREAT lover of dogs.
She owned many dogs in her lifetime, including a bullmastiff, a French bulldog, a Boston terrier, a Chesapeake bay retriever, and a Great Dane. One of her most famous dogs was Kamikaze, an Akita who was a gift from the country of Japan – and in fact, was influential in introducing the breed to the US.
Helen became a famous author and lecturer and she was the first deaf-blind individual to earn a bachelor of arts degree.
Helen wrote many famous quotes. I like this quote which she said when asked what she would do if she could suddenly see: “I should like to look into the loyal, trusting eyes of my dogs…whose warm, tender, and playful friendships are so comforting to me.”
I decided to take a few of her other quotes and pair them with some recent photos. Hope you enjoy them!
Have a good one. Peace and paws up!
Seizure-free days: 8