Save Your Vision Month: Best Selling Blind Author Ronda Del Boccio, Leader Dog Jemma Appearing at Lions Club Chili Supper Fundraser

Amazon bestselling author Ronda Del Boccio and her #GoldenRetriever #GuideDog Leader Dog Jemma will provide information and wags for anyone with questions about Lions Club vision programs at the Lions Club of Kimberling City Chili Supper Fundraiser Tues., March 21 from 4:30-7 at the Senior Center. #LionsClub #WeServe #LeaderDogJemma #LeaderDog

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March is Save Your Vision Month.  Lions Clubs around the world are well known for providing assistance to those needing eyeglasses, eye surgeries, recycling of used glasses, Leader Dogs, and much more, for over 75 years.

In order to support vision programs in the community, each year, the Lions Club of Kimberling City, Missouri, hosts a Chili Supper Fundraiser. Club members prepare and donate scrumptious vats of homemade chili and a host of decadent desserts.

All proceeds go straight back into the community. The club supports numerous charities, such as food banks, a scholarship, recycling, hearing and vision programs.

Leader Dog Jemma and author Ronda Del Boccio on the Lions Club float. Behind them, a Snowman wears glasses. Beside them is the mascot Lion.

Photo Caption: The Lion Mascot beside Ronda Del Boccio and Leader Dog Jemma, who are on the Lions Club of Kimberling City float at the 2015 Kimberling City Christmas Parade.

Regarding assistance for the blind and visually impaired alone, each month, this one Lions Club collects and delivers over 100 pairs of glasses for redistribution, provides  new eyeglasses to needy community members, and supports various national and global services, including Saving Sight, Leader Dogs for the Blind, and Mid-South Vision Center (Columbia, Missouri facility). The club sponsored blind author and speaker Ronda Del Boccio to get her guide dog, Leader Dog Jemma, in 2015. Continue reading "Save Your Vision Month: Best Selling Blind Author Ronda Del Boccio, Leader Dog Jemma Appearing at Lions Club Chili Supper Fundraser"

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My Golden Retriever Enjoys Breakfast in Her Kong Wobbler

Watch my beautiful #GoldenRetriever #guidedog #LeaderDogJemma enjoy breakfast in her Kong Wobbler #DogToy!

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I love watching my dog have fun. She loves getting her brrrrrrrrreakfast (repetition on purpose) in her Kong Wobbler. Watch the video and smile!

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Cheers to your #BlissfulLife!

Ronda Del Boccio

#1 best selling author and speaker

Award winning author, photographer and artist

About Ronda Del Boccio

Ronda Del Boccio is an award-winning and best Head shot of Ronda Del Boccioselling author of both fiction and nonfiction. She has been mostly blind since birth, but she never lets that stop her doing what she wants to do. She tells transformational tales and helps visionary authors turn their dreams and imaginings into published books. See and order Ronda's books on Amazon.

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Leader Dog Jemma Enjoys Her Himalayan Dog Chew

This post has a video of my #GoldenRetriever #GuideDog Jemma #LeaderDogJemma enjoying her Himalayan Dog Chew. She has such a good time!

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My beautiful golden retriever guide dog Leader Dog Jemma turned 3 yesterday. I can hardly believe it! I got her some Himalayan Dog Chews for her birthday (well, she would get them anyway, but that's a good excuse!).

Watch the video of her enjoying ne while we listen to one of our favorite songs, "Good to Be Alive, hallelujah" by Andy Grammer.

My dog is a big part of my writing life. She makes me laugh and smile every day, and I adore her.

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Cheers to your #BlissfulLife!

Ronda Del Boccio

#1 best selling author and speaker

Award winning author, photographer and artist

About Ronda Del Boccio

Ronda Del Boccio is an award-winning and best Head shot of Ronda Del Boccioselling author of both fiction and nonfiction. She has been mostly blind since birth, but she never lets that stop her doing what she wants to do. She tells transformational tales and helps visionary authors turn their dreams and imaginings into published books. See and order Ronda's books on Amazon.

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What Do You Want to Know about Guide Dogs?

In honor of the book about my guide dog Jemma (#LeaderDogJemma) and me, I thought you might lie to have your burning questions about guide dogs answered. Here’s your chance!

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When Leader Dog Jemma and I are out and about, I get a lot of questions about the life of a guide dog. I figured you might like to have your questions answered, and I'd like to collect all the Guide Dog FAQs in one place.

Since I'm sharing our adventures in a book I'm writing, I'd also like to be sure I get all the major questions answered there too. So now's your chance.

What do you want to know about the life of a guide dog? Perhaps you're wondering about:

  • Leader Dogs for the Blind school
  • Equipment
  • Home life
  • Working life
  • Food
  • Manners
  • Training
  • Playtime
  • anything and everything else

Ask a question

The only dumb question is the one you don't ask. Trust me; I've heard and answered them all.

Ask your questions at WriteOnPurpose.com/question.

Meet & Follow Leader Dog Jemma on the Social Web

Jemma is a busy dog. Not only is she my guide, toy reviewer and treat tester, but she also shares her adventures in her own voice on her own Facebook page and Instagram Feed.

Jemma and I look forward to answering your questions!

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Ronda Del Boccio, award winning author and speaker

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Decision Making with Reason And Emotion: Leader Dog Chronicles

This Leader Dog Chronicle shares a decision making process I used to help me make certain getting a new dog was the right one for me. It is a tool you can use as well, and I show you how.

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I've been sharing my journey of getting a new guide dog from Leader Dogs for the Blind. Today's post focuses on how I came to the decision that getting a new dog was right for me. This same method also works for you when you have a tough choice.

The most difficult part of having a dog, whether a pet or working partner, is that they die. So much emotion is wrapped up in the agony of loss that deciding whether or not to get another becomes messy. When I couldn't stand being dogless anymore, here's the tool I used to help me choose. I wanted to ensure that going to school for a dog was truly wise.Jemma in harness

I call it T + E. It goes way beyond the usual plus/minus listing to tape into emotional impact. Using this method also provides fuel when you're talking to your nay-sayers or critical companions. You demonstrate both to yourself and others that you are not making an important decision lightly.

T Plus E Decision Method

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Peanut Butter Sorghum Dog Biscuits Recipe: Leader Dog Jemma Approved

Do you have a dog who loves treats? Are you willing to take a few minutes to make him/her all natural treats? Here’s a recipe for peanut butter sorghum dog biscuits that’s #LeaderDogJemma approved! You can even see a video of Jemma tasting them for the first time.

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What dog doesn't love cookies? Most humans I know like cookies too, including yours truly.

Looking at the high price of all natural dog biscuits made me decide to try making some of my own for Leader Dog Jemma. I've made 2 different kinds so far. She likes both, but this by far is her favorite so far.

Since so many of you have dogs and since people have been sitting pretty and begging me for the recipe, here it is! I've also decided to make a recipe book of homemade dog treats as a companion volume to the book about my journey with Jemma.

Here's her reaction to them. What you've missed is her sniffing the air an d gazing lovingly at the oven as they baked! I didn't have the heart to make her wait hours and hours for them to dry and harden.

Peanut Butter Sorghum Dog Biscuits Recipe

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