[Vincennes, September 27. Image via Getty]

TO GO WITH AFP STORY IN FRENCH - 'Aveugles : +j'attendais mon chien-guide comme le messie, il a changé ma vie+'- A girl pats a guide dog for blind people during a visit to the Paris Guide Dogs School on September 27, 2009 in Vincennes, outside Paris. AFP PHOTO LOIC VENANCE (Photo credit should read LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images)