Love at first analysis

It’s almost impossible not to fall in love with every puppy you come across. But when it comes to guide dogs, pairing the right one to a blind or visually impaired owner requires much more than puppy love. Guiding Eyes for the Blind, a non-profit guide dog organization, uses Watson Analytics to screen over half-a-million canine health and temperament records in the IBM Cloud. That’s hundreds of data points for each pup to help increase the chances of a successful pairing.

Read more about training guide dogs →

The Sharp Dressed Man provides gently-worn suits for men who are trying to get back on their feet after incarceration, homelessness, or significant life challenges. 

“I’ve never worn a suit before. Now I feel like I can take on anyone and win.”

“I felt special getting attention from the staff. When I looked at myself in the mirror I felt so handsome. It made me feel like I am ready to get a job.”


9 Little Ways To Make Life Easier For Your Server

1. When your server arrives, give them your attention!

2. Remember your order! This may seem simple, but when the food comes out, it’ll help tremendously if you’re watching for it.

3. …and then create a spot for the incoming plate.

4. Remember if there’s a problem with the food, your server did not make your food!

But your server is your only hope of getting your order corrected; being kind to them is in your own best interest.

5. After you finish, make your table easier to bus by placing your silverware on your plate.

6. Remember your server is a real human who is responsible for multiple tables.

7. Don’t touch your server!

8. Do say, “Thank you!”

9. And finally… leave the pen.

Seriously. Don’t take the pen. They need the pen.

(by @nathanwpyle)

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Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.
—  Martin Luther King Jr.
Sometimes people wait to “feel right with God” to go serve Him. You don’t have to wait. You don’t have to be qualified or clean or deserving to serve. Your choices change your heart just as much as your heart changes your choices. What you do comes out of who you are, but who you are also comes out of what you do.
—  J.S. Park, The Christianese Dating Culture
Emotional Support Animals (ESAs): the Truth, the Whole Truth, and Nothing but the Truth.

I have said it before a million times, but my inbox is still filled with hate mail in regards to this topic (which by the way anons… I will NOT be answering).

An Emotional Support Animal is defined as animal whose sole function is to provide emotional comfort to their disabled handlers. They MUST be prescribed by a licensed doctor the same way he would prescribe medication. That is the only way to have a legitimate ESA. They CANNOT be “registered” or “certified” online. All these online certification companies are frauds… no matter how legit they seem. They are not in accordance with federal law, and 99% of the time spews out false information that really makes the lives of legitimate service dog handlers more difficult.

The ADA, which is routinely cited by individuals who seem to be taking advantage of the perception that ESAs must be granted access, does not mandate free entry of a non-task trained animal into public accommodations. Because most of you won’t take MY word for it… let’s have a look at the LAWS, shall we?

Quoted from page 1 of the 2010 revision of “Service Animals” written by the Department of Justice:

“Under the ADA, State and local governments, businesses, and nonprofit organizations that serve the public generally must allow SERVICE ANIMALS to accompany people with disabilities in all areas of the facility where the public is normally allowed to go.”

It also states that:

“Dogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support DO NOT QUALIFY AS SERVICE ANIMALS under the ADA.”

There we go. AN EMOTIONAL SUPPORT ANIMAL IS NOT A SERVICE ANIMAL!!! There is also no such thing as an “emotional service dog.” Stop using that term. It drives me fucking nuts! A service animal and an ESA are two completely different things. You cannot just merge the two words together like that. Stop it!!

A few points on ESAs

  • They do not have public access rights. Even if you are disabled (which in order to have one, you must be disabled) you cannot take them out in public. No matter how much he keeps you calm or helps with your anxiety… you CANNOT take him out in public with you. Case closed. Stop the hate mail. It’s not going to change what the federal law has to say about your ESA.
  • You cannot (CANNOT!!!) simply register them online and make them a legit ESA (or SD for that matter). I’m sounding a little repetitive here, aren’t I? That’s because I feel like I’ve answered this question a million times and people still think my answer is going to change with some sob story to back it up. I’m sorry, but the only way to get an ESA is to have a licensed doctor prescribe one to you. Online certification is a SCAM. If you went online to register your ESA or your SD, you were scammed. Those fancy documents, vests, ID cards, etc that you paid top dollar for don’t mean shit when it comes to the law.
  • In order to have an ESA… you MUST BE DISABLED. Not just have a mental illness that makes you uncomfortable sometimes. You can’t say “I don’t like living alone, I’m going to get an ESA and he’s going to be totally legit because I can say I have sleep insomnia and he helps me sleep” (which by the way, I’m totally not making that story up. I had the most unfortunate conversation with somebody at the mall about it who really thought what she was doing was okay.)
  • Sometimes…. SOMETIMES… a state will allow legitimate ESAs in public. This is written into your state laws.

Now, I am not hating on ESAs. Please don’t think that. Faith was originally purchased as my ESA, but she later was put through training to become my service dog as my disabilities progressed and I needed tasks. To all of those who have very legitimate Emotional Support Animals, props to you. Thank you for taking the time to read up on laws, talk to your doctor, and do things correctly. ESAs DO serve a purpose… just not the purpose most use them for.

I’m here to answer any questions you may have on the subject. But please don’t message me to threaten or complain. This is the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth when it comes to ESAs. And I’m sorry, nasty messages to me are not going to change that.