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Seeing Eye Lion

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If i were extremely wealthy and had the misfortune of going blind I would want my own Seeing Eye Lion

The benefits would be many with a seeing eye lion you could short cut lines at the grocery store.

People would be less likely to waste your time attempting to pet your cute lion.

and deer would leave you alone.

vfrackis, Mar 04 2016

I prefer mine a wee bit weer. Seeing_20Eye_20Chihuahuas
[blissmiss, Mar 05 2016]

Guide bears Guide_20bears
Derivative idea. [8th of 7, Mar 05 2016]


       The success, or otherwise, of this would depend quite heavily on the ability of lions to learn about traffic.   

       It would be really lousy to spend your life with a huge carnivore, yet be killed by a Skoda.   

       Howevertheless, [+].
MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 04 2016

       Related idea: Seeing Eye-To-Eye Lion   

       International relations attachés and politicians are rich.   

       Various movements (eg: Occupy All The Things) believe that politicians in general are blind, accusing them of having their heads up their shorts.   

       Being rich, and blind, international attachés will need [vfrackis]' Seeing Eye Lion.   

       A lion in the negotiation room certainly encourages laser focus around understanding the handler's point of view.   

       Thus, the Seeing Eye-To-Eye Lion.   

       Also valuable in ironing out domestic disputes and union contract negotiations.
Sgt Teacup, Mar 04 2016

       Finally, my keychain laser pointer might come in handy now.   

       // A lion in the negotiation room //   

       At which point, possession of the elephant in the room becomes a notable advantage.
8th of 7, Mar 04 2016

       Mixed feelings here - I was only mildly annoyed when pretty girls asked me to stop so they could pet my horse.
normzone, Mar 05 2016

       First catch your lion.....
xenzag, Mar 05 2016

       Lions only have one eye.
AusCan531, Mar 05 2016

       I'm guessing you would tend to go and do wherever and whatever the lion wanted. The extent of lion training I"ve seen is sitting up on their hind legs so they don't get poked with a stick again. And might want to wear roller skates in case the lion sees something it wants to chase, kill and eat. (cue Yakkity Sax soundtrack) [+]
doctorremulac3, Mar 05 2016

       Reviewing the options, we now consider that a seeing-eye bear would be the best choice.   

       Bears are highly intelligent omnivores, learn quickly, and are amenable to something resembling domestication.   

       Most importantly, they are not cats.   

       There would be many advantages. Bears can sit in human chairs; they will enthusiastically enter standard passenger vehcles - evidence shows that in National Parks in the USA, it is quite a challenge to stop them. When well fed, they are not particularly agressive. And a person accompanied by a seeing-eye bear is unlikely to be a victim of street crime.   

       Bears; the big (very big)* new thing in assistance animals. Get yours today !   

       *Some bears like the Sun bear and the Spectacled bear are actually quite small, and cute (but still have fearsome teeth and claws).
8th of 7, Mar 05 2016

       And if the bear is Russian, it can ride a bike and for the show's finale, eat the trainer.
doctorremulac3, Mar 05 2016

       The Russian Seeing Eye-To-Eye Bear SHOULD be employed in certain high-level international negotiations.   

       Perhaps s/he could arm wrestle Putin.
Sgt Teacup, Mar 05 2016

       Settling international disputes by bear wrestling would get a lot more airtime than UN debates.   

       Suggeted cateory: Science:Health:Eye:Artificial   

8th of 7, Mar 05 2016

       [Ian], it's something to do with active present participles used as adjectives, i.e., the 'seeing' in 'seeing eye'. Remarkable feature of the English language, this.
Sgt Teacup, Mar 05 2016

       Lions apparently go out of their way to kill any animal that looks like competition. Handy if civil war breaks out amidst the blind subculture.
4and20, Mar 05 2016

       Because they're used by blind humans, who may have eyes that don't see?
notexactly, Mar 05 2016

       + yes of course.(You wouldn't be lion to me?)
xandram, Mar 07 2016

       //Why are people prefixing the word “eye” with “seeing”//   

       Are the tracker/contraband seeking dogs "smelling nose" dogs? I quite like "smelling nose". I'm going to engineer a conversation with some Americans, use the term "smelling nose" and then wait for the inevitable questions. They will then fall on the sword of their own logic and start calling "seeing eye" dogs "guide dogs", like they should.
bs0u0155, Mar 07 2016

       Unless he ate me +
po, Mar 07 2016


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