The Guide Dog Memos: Rick

A New Series of Inspiration

Hi Everyone,

Rick is a sweet yellow lab sitting with his harness on looking directly into the camera.Earlier this year I began a series of memes from quotes/phrases of blind women designed to share the reality of what it’s like living with sight loss—the good, the bad & the ugly—as well as building awareness, empowerment and inspiration. Then the other day I thought hmmmm, we haven’t yet heard from the fabulous guide dogs who work so hard to give independence to their handlers. So I put some feelers out and in turn am receiving their thoughtful input.

“We are not an exhibit, my mom and I are living our lives, and I am helping make that possible. Please respect our privacy and the harness.” ~Rick Nemeth,

Ashley&Rick Waiting for the bus Ashley&Rick Yes I am the cutest dog ever

Quoted text is white on a solid black background and to the right of a picture of Rick, the guide dog, in his harness.

Photos of Rick courtesy of Ashley Nemeth author of

You can connect with Rick on his Instagram account at ashleyandguiderick

Oh and, don’t forget to “like” my Facebook page in the sidebar and connect with me on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Have a wonderful Day!! ~Steph


  1. Oh that sounds like it would be funny, what a creative idea…I look forward to you sharing them. 🙂

  2. Thanks Deb!! I can’t wait to share some from one blogger who writes posts from her dogs perspective because they’re just so funny yet she still will talk about her guide’s function. 🙂

  3. What a wonderful idea Steph!! I love dogs, they are just amazing. So great that they can help us with our independence while be such a special part of our lives too! 🙂

  4. I think it’s a wonderful idea a guide dog’s perspective of working with their handlers.
    Good job, Steph!

    Sherri Rodgers

  5. Rick and many others play an important role in people’s lives. Thanks Steph for sharing. Happy day to you! 🙂

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