Training my Malamute Assistance Service Dogs

Tuesday is the Day

December 15th 2010 5:20 am
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On Tuesday is Jason's Christmas Sing-A-Long thing at his preschool (nursery) and I'm planning on going in the wheel chair. I'll have my husband push (in case of ice) and I'll take Star for her first outing. She gets her stitches from her spaying out on Monday so I think even if her gear arrives by then, she'll be to tender. So I will send a message with my husband or MIL so they know she's a Service Dog In Training just without her distinguishing gear. I have a lead that can attach around my waist that I use so my hands are free for wheeling or using my crutch.

I think before the snow hits again on Friday I will take her out in the back garden and get her used to being out with me and Icy used to being alone in the house. I dunno what his reaction will be when we leave him. He can get himself quite stressed over little things.

The physios now say that they feel I will get all my mobility back and I may not need Star's help for long. But in my experience she should help give me the confidence I need to trust myself in crowds and stuff! Her gear is apparently on it's way through UPS International Priority. I need to check when it is due to arrive! I'm excited! I figure I'll have Icy wear his pack in the house too so he doesn't feel left out. Maybe he'll want to join in with his pack on! He does love that pack....

I'm not used to fear but I was afraid after the physio told me that on Friday. When you wake up and can't move or talk you have to be ready for a life in a wheel chair. I've been working and fighting but in the back of my mind I was ready for the worst. To hear that it will probably not happen (assuming I don't have a fall) was a lot to take in. I've been focusing on little goals but to hear that they all add up to me being able to walk my son to school was amazing.

 
 

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