Saturday, January 16, 2010

Four-Legged Friends: Seeing Eye Dog

Ani DiFranco: Seeing Eye Dog


You can go away for a couple of days, and leave a cat to fend for itself. Not so with a dog. Dogs are dependent upon humans for their bodily functions, but the also require the company. A dog defines itself in terms of its place in the pack.

When you’re talking about a seeing eye dog, the dependency is mutual. Ani DiFranco uses a seeing eye dog as an extended metaphor, to describe a mutually dependent, and entirely human, relationship. As with a seeing eye dog and its owner, here two people together are greater than they could ever be apart.

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