Absolutely love this. Service dogs do SO much good. Happy Mute Monday!
Service dogs? Is that the equivalent of our guide dogs for the blind? Happy MM x
Pam,,,, great minds think alike! I nearly did a similar post.... wheelchairs for sports and action pics of said folks doing their thing! I like this better. Happy MM.
Independence isn't just an idealogical thing - it can be (and is) a physical thing too.Happy MM!
brilliant! of course this is a way to gain independence where you might otherwise be limited. well done!
Cake,Not sure if this is universal but at Southeastern Guide Dogs for the Blind:1) All the pups receive the same basic training and testing.2) About 10% (usually labs from a specific blood-line) wind up with the blind.3) About 50% wind up with somewhat "easier" jobs helping humans with other kinds of limitations.4) About 30% go to cheer up and protect elderly folks at nursing homes and assisted living facilities.5) About 10% have some tiny flaw that make them unsuitable for any of that but make FANTASTIC house dogs for non-disabled folks.
Troll, thanks for that explanation. Our office raised money to get Hobbes for his owner once he was diagnosed with MD. I think his best purpose in life was to be a chick magnet. He recently retired and received a Citation from the State of Oklahoma for his service.
okay now, this is so marvelous--wonderful wonderful take on theme. Ever wonder why they ain't got no service cats? (Cat lovers, please--no hate mail, jes' an observation)
You picked something we all might take for granted.... the freedom of walking and caring for ourselves. What a gret message and photo. Happy MM. :-)
Excellent. I absolutely love this idea! Happy Monday! :)
GREAT take on the theme! Happy Mute Monday.
Great take on the theme. Dogs are not only man's best friend, they are our best helper. Happy Mute Monday, a day late!
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