Hello y’all and thanks for stopping by. I am creating this blog and site to share our service dog journey. If you explore the About section, you will see Luna’s story about why she needs a service dog. In short, we are raising funds for a mobility service dog. I have been researching about service dogs for the past year. We finally found an organization in the Frankfort, KY area that we will be working with.
About a week ago the gal text us from Pawsibilities and said she had a 5month old poodle that she thought would be a good fit for our needs. Yesterday (07/16/2019) we got to meet our kind-hearted beautiful dog. At first, she was a little shy, however lots was going on at the dog training facility. Naturally I feel a puppy might be a little shy. After a few minutes she started to warm up to Luna and I. Luna was excited about her and began to pet her and try to give her some toys. Luna easily got distracted by the cats in the room as well; however, she always came back to the puppy. Luna saw the leashes and collars hanging up on the wall and picked up a leash. Luna wanted to walk the dog. This was the sweetest thing. The dog took very well to Luna. The two looked at one another as if they knew they were made for one another. I almost shed a little happy tear.
I have been working very hard with Luna from a young age to understand dogs. Luna has known dogs since birth. My sister has 2 dogs. Luna loves interacting with them. When we go out in public I always make sure she knows to never pet a dog unless she asks. We often call service dogs, helper dogs. I have been getting her acclimated with the idea of having a service dog. I will often ask her if she would like a dog to help her with righty (this is what we call her weak side). We constantly have to bring awareness to her right side. A few weeks ago, I got her a dog walking toy to get her used to the idea of walking a dog and we pretend feed it. She is always wanting to take the toy dog everywhere. I also got her a book about a girl having a service dog called Rescue and Jessica. That night when we came home from meeting the puppy I gave the
book to Luna and read it to her. She listened through the entire book and was eagerly engaged. I asked her after the book if she wanted to name her dog Rose.
The name just kind of came to me after I had shuffled through a few and took some considerations from friends. The name had popped into my head a few times before meeting the dog. When we saw her in person I knew that would be a good one. I could tell this Standard Poodle needed a short cute name. Luna can say rose and she says it in the most adorable way as a little British girl might accent.
Please stay connected with our blog to learn more about our journey.