|Barked: Fri Aug 29, '14 7:24am PST |
|On June 2nd 2014 my older service dog, Shadow officially retired as my service dog. On that day, Sir Ailbe, graduated from "Mutts With A Mission" service dog program. He'll be a future ADI service dog for Veterans. Mutts With A Mission is an ADI (Assistance Dogs International) Candidate Program. They should have their ADI Accreditation by next Summer.
In April 2014, Shadow suffered from a Grand Mal seizure and continued to have them. He was put on seizure meds, but his Vet wanted to find out what was happening to Shadow. An MRI confirmed that he had advance non operable brain cancer and was given only three months to live. He was kept on his seizure meds, but predisone was added to keep the swelling down in his brain.
On June 14, 2014 it was time to say goodbye to my faithful friend. He'll be missed..
Sir Ailbe apparently did learn from Shadow because I was trying for two years to teach him the home commands and jobs which he didn't want to do. Well, after Shadow passed on all of the commands and tasks that I did try to teach him he actually knew. He's been 100% solid on the commands to go too work and picking up and retrieving quite a few new items.
Never give up hope because you'll always have a faithful service dog for many years to come.
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