10 September 2019 • Content team
Just a Moment with Sanne Brand
“My dog’s name is Yentl. She already had this name when I got her. That was back in October, when she was a year and eight months old. She has tons of energy. We always laugh about her name. There is not much “gentle” about her. She tries to eat everything, including my classmates’ coats. When she arrives I call out: “Guys, get your stuff out of the way!”
Yentl helps me find my way around. Every day I travel 1.5 hour each way. First I take the train and then I transfer to a bus at The Hague Central Station. She helps me avoid obstacles. Fortunately I can discern a bit of my environment and the platforms for my train are always the same. Yentl knows exactly where I need to go up the stairs, where I turn left and right. She is a real buddy and listens very well to me. When I hold out my hand she comes right away.” When I take off the leash at home she spends the first five minutes racing around the house. Then she calms down again.”
Sanne Brand, first-year University of Applied Sciences ICT student, and her guide dog Yentl
JUST A MOMENT
Over the course of a day, you see dozens of faces passing by: in the Atrium, on the stairs, on your way to class. Behind each face is a unique story. This series of interviews, inspired by ‘Humans of New York’, gives readers a little peek into the lives of students and staff at THUAS.