Maryborough's generous spirit has helped Guide Dogs Queensland train more and more dogs for the visually impaired.
Maryborough's generous spirit has helped Guide Dogs Queensland train more and more dogs for the visually impaired. Contributed

YOUR LETTERS: Intelligence of Guide Dogs is second to none

MONDAY'S article on Guide Dogs being Australia's most trusted charity for the third consecutive year was wonderful.

I agree wholeheartedly with what was said, as these wonderful creatures give so much to those who either have no sight or very little.

It's incredible to think we can train dogs to become such an important part of one's life, and how that person depends solely on the intelligence of their animal.

International Guide Dog Day: International Guide Dog Day
International Guide Dog Day: International Guide Dog Day

The labradors doing this and the people who train them deserve every accolade for giving those without sight the freedom to move around independently.

Whenever I see a blind or visually impaired person with a labrador in tow, my heart goes out to both.

Anyone who has loved a dog for many years will understand the bond shared between both.

It is unconditional love and the loss can be devastating.

So long live this wonderful charity and their amazing dogs who not only bring love and happiness, but give so much at the highest level to those who don't have the beautiful luxury the rest of us take for granted - our sight.

JAN HOPKINS

Dicky Beach