A Dog’s Tale – Catie Copley
Catie Copley, a friendly and lovable black labrador, started her working life as a seeing eye dog but as her own eyesight deteriorated she had to make a career change. Catie is now an ambassador for Bostonâ€™s Fairmont Copley Plaza and her life just keeps getting better.
(Catie) has modeled in a Neiman Marcus fashion show, attended charity events, performed in â€œShear Madnessâ€ at the Charles Playhouse and, of course, enjoyed national media attention.
And now the adorable black Labrador retriever is the star of â€œCatie Copley,â€ a new childrenâ€™s book by Deborah Kovacs and illustrated by Jared T. Williams (David R. Godine publishers, $17.95).
Will success go to her furry head?
Unlikely, judging by a reporterâ€™s recent encounter at the hotel, where Catie played with 3-year-old guest Sydney of Brookline. As her daughter skipped through the lobby with Catie, Sydneyâ€™s mother noted that the toddler is usually afraid of dogs.
Greeting guests is a key part of Catieâ€™s day, which starts early. She spends the night with her main caretaker, concierge Jim Carey, and is up at 5:30 every morning to take the subway to work. Her former job was as a Seeing Eye dog, but when her eyesight began to lag, she made a career change. â€œBesides being a naturally friendly dog, the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind trained her very well. I havenâ€™t had to teach her a thing,â€ Carey said.
â€œCatie Copleyâ€ captures her life at the hotel, where she charms guests and grabs naps from her post in the lobby, and helps a small guest recover a lost toy. (Boston Herald)
So if you want to know more about Catie and her amazing life, check out Catie Copley
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