I wasted a few minutes trying to remember what episode of Doctor Who this related to and then realized it was about Titanic…
I wasted a few minutes trying to figure out why Rose and Jack would be in the Titanic episode when that’s season 4.
I tried to click the reblog button in the picture.
Whovians are a mess.
oitnb season 3 requirements
- for poussey to never be sad ever.
- no larry
In general people understand the concept of a service dog. If you’re only ever heard of service dogs, you probably imagine a dog, most likely a Golden Retriever or German Shepherd Dog, wearing a vest and guide handle, guiding a blind man through busy intersections in New York City. While this image is most likely applicable to some service dog handlers, it certainly is not a depiction of all handlers.
Service dogs and their handlers come in a variety of shapes, sizes, backgrounds, and disabilities. This is why ILRDB is proud to presentTen Things People Believe About Service Dogs (That Simply Are Not True).
Gail Simone, Wonder Woman: The Circle
Petition for the Buffy The Vampire Slayer fandom to create a real life Bronze.
First of all THANK YOU for taking the time to visit this page. My current Service Dog is well into retirement age and can no longer perform certain tasks that I need her to do. It is time that she is allowed to just be a dog.
I have Severe Complex PTSD and Bipolar Disorder. Since Sadie came into my life as my Service Dog I have had so many doors opened to me that never would have been opened. Places that terrorized me before (large crowds, malls, etc) became accessible to me. The first time I started to have a flashback she started pounding on my chest until I fully connected with her, thus grounding me in the present and thereby diffusing the situation - she does similar things when an anxiety attack is incoming. She’s knows that I am going to have an anxiety attack before I do! She will paw at me and let me know I need to remove myself from a situation when I am getting anxious.
These are only 3 of the many things she did for me (waking me up from night terrors or nightmares, forcing me out of bed to walk and feed her when I am gripped by depression, telling me when to take my meds , alerting me when I was driving anxiously/recklessly b/c I was anxious or manic). Other tasks, or explanations of tasks can be found here.
Now this amount is no where near how much it will cost me to adopt, fix, train, and buy equipment (vest and patches) for my new Service Dog, but it will help. Adoption fees are $175, the low cost spay & neuter clinic told me it would cost $115. Then there is training. $10 per session of one on one training. Now some of the specialized training I will do myself, though Sadie never needed to be trained to alert me to any of the PTSD/Bipolar things.
But Service Dogs need to be especially well trained at day to day life (Sadie does not chase squirrels in her vest and though she is prone to running off when she doesn’t have her vest on she never does with it on even though I have dropped the leash many times.) Also, though not required, the ADA prefers that all Service Dogs pass the Canine Good Citizenship test.
In any case I wish I could offer something in return, but my meager wages from my part time job and my disability cheques don’t give me much wiggle room. All I can offer is my eternal thanks and let you know that this helps me in ways that you cannot imagine.
I have found a wonderful dog, Cerise. She is 6 months old and she is WONDERFUL and reacts to training VERY WELL. Unfortunately she is $375, which isn’t bad considering most rescues charge $179 and the low income spay is $115. (Still more, but she is PERFECT.)
I am so close to having enough money to acquiring her (disability pay is crap and they don’t subsidize for service dogs which is stupid since medicaid pays for other disability aids). Now unfortunately it looks like I’m close, but wepay and gofundme both take a cut of my money and you also don’t have to donate to me - you can also donate to my wishlist for training or more importantly a gift certificate from workingservicedog.com which is where I got Sadie’s gear and since Cerise is smaller I will need to get new gear, esp since I need to also get a patch that says SDiT until she is fully trained.
Thanks for reading and if you donate, even $5, thank you from the bottom of my heart and thank you for my sanity. I have learned in the past few weeks how important a SD is to helping me live a normal life with my PTSD.
I hate asking for help, but I am in desperate need. I can’t live without a SD anymore. Thanks again.