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Seeing Eye Dog Helps Ring Opening Bell

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How did I miss this one? I know I was late on reporting puppy in training, Grace ringing the NASDAQ closing bell.

Today one of my co-workers walked in and asked me if I saw the Guide Dog ringing the bell yesterday. I said “Oh sure, I heard about the puppy in training ringing the closing bell for the NASDAQ.” He said he thought of me because the dog’s name was Colby. Huhhhh? I thought Grace rang the closing bell for the NASDAQ.

So, I hopped online and started doing some research and what do you know…Colby a Seeing Eye dog was at the New York Stock Exchange yesterday to help ring the opening bell.  Here’s a short clip of the story I found:

But among the dozen or so officials from The Seeing Eye in Morris County was Nancy, a 9-week-old golden retriever puppy, trying hard not to squirm.

She was there to accompany Jim Kutsch, chief executive officer of The Seeing Eye, as he rang the bell in celebration of the organization’s 80th anniversary.

“The opening bell is watched (on TV). It gives us an opportunity to increase visibility and awareness of what we do,” said Kutsch, who is visually impaired and a graduate of The Seeing Eye. “Even though we’re in New Jersey, we draw students from everywhere.”

Kutsch and his wife, Ginger, attended with their Seeing Eye dogs, Colby and Payton

Yay for two reasons…first that The Seeing Eye got exposure on national tv and second my namesake was there to help ring the opening bell.  Here’s a link to the full story I read: Puppy from Morris County’s The Seeing Eye rings opening bell on NY Stock Exchange

So, what’s next…maybe I should keep my eye on wall street for the next couple days to see if any other puppies in training make an appearance on national tv.

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