MU residential life welcomes its first visually impaired staff member

Monday, October 15, 2007 | 6:54 p.m. CDT; updated 5:03 p.m. CDT, Monday, July 21, 2008

COLUMBIA — As Jim Pelfrey and his Seeing Eye dog, Opal, walked down the hall, Opal’s eyes danced back and forth between her owner and their destination. Every few seconds Pelfrey would tell Opal, “Home,” and she led him closer to his door. When Opal stopped, Pelfrey touched the handle and then patted her on the head.