Ever watchful eyes....Today was what I call a "crash day" .... other than a trip to the hospital for my infusion and the ride home I pretty much been in bed but Charlie didn't mind
☃️❄️Happy Holidays Everybody❄️⛄
Cairo aka the 🐺 Wolf April 2004- July 2019
~Gone but never Forgotten FurAngel~
REMEMBERING JUNO... Some of you might recall this beautiful image of Lucas Hembree, who has Sanfilippo, and his therapy dog Juno? Juno has sadly lost his life but changed forever the lives of Lucas and his family. #PRAYERSFORLUCAS
WATCH this short clip about the special bond between Lucas and Juno: https://bit.ly/33X4LiF
Follow Lucas Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/PrayingforLucas/
Old photo I took in the past of a friend's service doggo.
1 01 hour ago
“Please take the time to read (the article below)! This is the best description of the real truth why FAKE SERVICE DOGS cause serious problems for true and legitimate Disabled people such as myself, and my highly Trained Medical Alert Service Dog Clue! Please don't be that person that thinks it's fun to take you untrained pet Dog out with you in public, and then LIE so you can pass off your pet Dog as a Service Dog. Your ignorance can cause a disabled person with a legitimate Service Dog to be questioned and denied entrance, and treated unfairly, simply because your pet Dog misbehaved, and you didn't think first how your actions or your Dog's actions could affect someone else. Being disabled is bad enough, but even worse when your selfish actions, and your Fake Service Dog causes further problems and discrimination towards a disabled person and their legitimate Service Dog! It's hard enough already to live with a disability, and be questioned constantly why I need a Service Dog, by "Joe Public" while always being judged if my Service Dog is actually a true and legitimate Service Dog. So please be thankful you aren't disabled to the point that in order to live a half way decent and independent life, you need to depend upon a Service Dog. Count your blessings, and be thankful each and every day that you aren't disabled, it's no picnic! (In most States it's illegal to pass off your pet Dog as a Service Dog, you can be fined up to $1,000 and receive 3 days in jail)! Photo of my Whippet Service Dog Clue after alerting to an oncoming migraine, and cueing me to take my migraine medication. He assists me by giving migraine alerts, cues me to take my migraine medication and makes sure I take it, medical implant alert, hearing alerts, and picks up dropped items. I rely on him as my partner and lifeline!” - Posted (photo of Clue SD and quote) with permission from Katie Rutkowski
Article (screenshots after photo of Clue SD): https://cheezburger.com/9070341/important-rant-about-why-fake-service-dogs-are-so-problematic?fbclid=IwAR1Uh0QxBvZnt0RyFZqU4af_SDIzVnwwX3MUh7dtB9J44lyOBFiD_aeVFEo
I had a busy day! @rad_assistance_dogs
I went on the train for the very first time, the busy railway station and the cafe I handled it all so well.
I got lots of chicken & beef for being the goodest boy
2 263 hours ago
Just want to give a shout out to Bear the bear, who came with Yogi at 11 weeks and has survived for more than a year. He’s either very sturdy for a soft toy or Yogi loves him too much to destroy him 💕 🐻 🐶
Had the absolute pleasure of meeting meeting @isabella_bumble_bee_ when Cat (@cavalier_couture_) organised to come to see us to measure Kodak up for a special secret project!!! Can't wait to see how Kat brings my vision to life!!
I realize I haven’t been updating you guys on my life much lately.
That’s because I literally haven’t been doing much of anything, besides spending time with my family and my dog. I’ve been going to therapy three times a week and I’ve been having less seizures. I have been getting in touch with a team of people who work with individuals with disabilities in hopes to find some support with getting my life back on track. It’s going to take time and even though it’s been super difficult accepting the fact that I am unable to work or go to school at the moment, at least I am working on myself. I never expected to be in this position, but life is about rolling with the punches and getting back up after you’re knocked down. If Strength is something that you hold onto, nothing can take that away from you. Even if you feel like everything is being ripped away, strength is within you.
I hope you can take my words and apply them to your own life, because even just typing this out has eased my mind a little tonight and it would bring a smile to my face knowing it has done the same for others.
Social media is filled with way too many people complaining about their lives and searching for attention, but a good way to heal is to spread the positive that comes out of negative situations like these, even if all that is is just sharing the lessons you have learned the way.
Thank you for reading this far, and caring about what I have to say. You’re a real one. 🙌🏻 - #ptsd#pnes#ptsdrecovery#servicedog#servicedoglife
1 133 hours ago
The face of an impatient and annoyed pup who wants his birthday meal 😂
Happy birthday to my best bud!
No cake for him this year because I am too busy with school and finals coming up next week!📝
However Norman did get a yummy birthday meal of 3 burgers, a ribeye steak, eggs, and gravy!🍔🥩🍳🤤
I can’t believe my little puppy is TWO now!
It seems not too long ago he was just a dopey little puppy, now he’s a big NorMAN!💕
We are so excited for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party tonight!! I have to give a HUGE thank you to the wonderfully talented @service_pawsabilities who designed and made us the most beautiful Disney Christmas harness and cape that I (literally) cried when I opened it. Christmas has always been my absolute favourite time of year and Erika did an absolutely fantastic job capturing the spirit in her embroidery. Thank you a million times over!! ♥️🎄♥️ #disneydog#disneydogs#doggosofdisney#dogsatdisney#servicedogsofdisney
𝗧𝗵𝗲𝘆 𝗰𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗺𝗲 𝗞𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘀𝗹𝗲𝘆, 𝗯𝘂𝘁 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗷𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝗰𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗺𝗲 𝗞𝗶𝗻𝗴 😉
We had a short day today (thank you law school exams 😭 and @radiantlyriver 😅) but Kingsley dod really great tonight! At Hollywood studios we passed 4 SD teams (in groups of 2) and while he did look at them, he refocused quickly and continued on our way and I am sooo proud 😭. He really 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 loves other dogs and kids and people (goldens amiright?) so this is always really encouraging to see. •
And we used the kennel 3 times today and all the attendants said he was perfect and just sat there! I was nervous bc the other day he started whining when I left him at the house with my friend, but now I think it’s more because I took Archie with me and not him 😅
Also not sorry for taking every picture in this position bc I love it so much 😍
Am germiny sheepard.
Dipper 100% sucks at stacking 😂 we tried on some gear yesterday and, as I suspected, everything is too large for him. Hoping it grows into it soon because I want to use my Yup already 😭
1 15710 hours ago
For a number of reasons, I have been transitioning Haven’s medical alert to a bringsel tab in order to provide a more clear and consistent alerting behaviour.
“Bringsel – a bringsel is a stuffed cylinder or a tab that the dog holds in their mouth. It can be velcroed onto someone’s beltloop or it can hang on the dog’s collar, depending on the need. The benefit to a bringsel is it is extremely distinct – the dog only holds it when it is alerting and it very clearly shows the need to act. If the bringsel hangs on your beltloop, you will always know when the dog is alerting because it is coming to you and pulling it off, but not all clothing has beltloops which can cause confusion for the dog if the bringsel is not available. I have had more success with hanging the bringsel on the dog’s collar using a carabiner or using a training tab that clips onto the dog’s collar. Bringsels require more training and the behavior is less natural for the dog, but that is also why it is an extremely clear alert.” - @llleashes ”
So far Haven has greatly preferred this alerting method and I have been very happy with the results. It is vastly improving our communication with one another and has been a clear indicator to me to pay attention when I am busy or preoccupied. I’ve used many different techniques to shape an alert in the past, but so far this has been my favourite as there is no room for error or confusion for both dog and handler. It is definitely something I will keep in my toolbox for clients and future dogs.
12 6404 December, 2019
**this photo is an alert captured by @accessibili.tea. Thank you for this gorgeous shot! 💜
I had a couple unsettling encounters at the store tonight. A man who called me a “F***ing bitch” when I wouldn’t disclose my medical information to him; a yapping, lunging Chihuahua in a marked vest bothering merchandise; a woman soliciting Wally without a word to me; a child grabbing his tail in the candy aisle; and, finally, a positive note—the kind man who looked at the yappy dog, looked at Wally, and said, “Now THAT is a service dog.” .
There are many lessons that come with being a service dog handler. Hard, irreparable lessons. It forced me to grow from a sensitive, socially awkward teenager into an independent woman unafraid to say “NO.” It forced me into a constant position of advocacy. It forced me to hand over my safety and my trust to a goofy, yet diligent, mutt with *way* too much leg. But, best of all, it forced me to respect myself—because no one will do it for you.
Are you guys seeing this attitude?! All I did was ask her to go take a bath and brush her teeth 🤷🏽♀️.
Ezra honestly has the goofiest personality. She makes me laugh every day ♥️ tell us what funny things your munchkins do to make you laugh!
18 1,3814 December, 2019
This set is by far the most amazing set I’ve ever done. I am so beyond happy with how it turned out! I can’t wait to see more of @kingsleyservicebolt rocking this around the Christmas tree at Disney tonight! Make sure to check out her story! •