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Service Dog Appreciation Post 4/?
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Not the most flattering picture of me but that’s not the point of this point so it’s fine.

I felt a seizure coming on and Daphne sat up and alerted me to let me know that I needed to sit or lay down in a better place. I walked to the front of the room with Daphne on my right and my cane on my left, and tapped my professor on the shoulder to let her know I was about to have a seizure and needed to step out.

I started to get really shaky and stumbled a bit so she opened and held the door for me. I managed to get down the hall to a couch with Daphne’s help and woke up about 20 minutes later with Daphne draped across my lap, only remembering the beginning of the seizure.

It’s not very often that I pass out or for that long but I’m so thankful that Daphne is my Service Dog and knows to watch over me when I’m vulnerable. I’m also incredibly lucky and thankful that she’s able to predict my major seizures before they occur because even a small heads up gives me time to get myself away from hard or sharp objects and off my feet.

“At the moment, I don’t mean to sound corny, but he - put it this way - he’s the only thing of any value to me, in my life, at the moment. I wouldn’t give him up for the world. I’ll never go in a hostel.”

Drawings of Dogs That Belong to Homeless Individuals #2 - Bugsy and Metin.

(I will give 20% of the proceeds from this new project, DoDTBtHI, to homeless charities that support homeless individuals who own dogs.)

“This guy asked me to look after her, ‘cause he had a job interview. And he gave me some money to look after her for an hour but four hours later and now a month later, he hasn’t turned up… I used to wake up and go for a drink, now I wake up and go to the park.”

Drawings of Dogs That Belong to Homeless Individuals #1 - Leila and Zane.

(I will give 20% of the proceeds from this new project, DoDTBtHI, to homeless charities that support homeless individuals who own dogs.)