It has been awhile since Ma has been able to write. She was recently gone for over a week, in a place called a “Hospital” where she had “surgery”…. only to end up coming up to find Pa being whisked away and having emergency surgery as well. She has been laid up for awhile now and was told not to work with me, but she has been also unable to train much due to the horrid weather conditions and cold that have kept us in the house and me curled up on my bed with my fuzzy blankets keeping warm.
This also means that she has been able to do more work towards her certifications and learning and has received a new certificate as well as been reading a lot. She found a wonderful blog/website that is called “Anything Pawsable” that is geared towards service dogs, their trainers, and their handlers giving a TON of good information, changes in laws, and resources for those of us that are being trained to be service as well as those who are looking to be service dog handlers. Look for the logo before and or visit our website at http://www.anythingpawsible.com.
The most informative of articles has been the recent “5 Common Service Dog Myths” that I wish Ma could memorize. As much as we are ‘stopped’ and asked questions of, the more we begin to sound like a broken record player. The stories, some of which are hysterical due to the uninformed public naivety, are too numerous to mention so the idea that this site gives you a ton of information in laymen’s terms is a great place to learn more. They even have a subscribe ability so you never miss a post. Their writers are precise, informative, and are on the ball on updates across the country and even some oversea’s. I do believe that even Ma continue’s to learn more about the industry herself and is always excited about being able to give that information to those who ask.
Hope you enjoy their hard work as much as Ma and I do!