i still dont have a dog yet its been almost two months since lillie died i want to get one so bad but when ever i talk to my mom about it she changes the subject she is still very worried about me falling or tripping over one but i dont know if i can go on with out another dog i want one so bad when ever i ask if we can go to the shelter she chances the subject again so i dont i will ever get one
I second u writing her a letter, at least she'll be forced to listen to what u have to say, and that will at least give her some time to think about it by herself. Put in the reasons why u want another dog, what u will be responsible for and the things u will do if she allows you to get one. One tip....don't pester moms, they tend to not like that,lol.
even though i will be 51 at the of the month she thinks she has to help me take of it i dont walk very well i fall very easily but the main reason shes afraid ill break my leg again in 2003 someone gave us a grown miniture daucshund which was not trated very this lady only had him for a couple days then she found she couilnt keep him since she was a good friend of ours we took him two months before we got him i had my right knee replaced i was just now getting around with out a walker when we got buzzy well 6 months later i was taking a bath he loved to be with me in the water he loved it so much that he got a little to excited he went between my legs and i tripped over him while walking to the tub and i broke my leg so bad that they had to put a steel rod in there my bones are not very good this was the same leg that had the replacement so i couildnt walk for a year and the docter said if anything else happens ill never be able to walk but i had my other two dogs for about 7 yrs before this happen one was put to sleep about 2 yrs ago he was thirteen and the second one was also thirteen when we had her put down in march as for buzzy we gave him to a friend that had his sister i know what my mom went through will i was at the nursing home i wish i couild convience her that i couild take care of one
Hey edie... there are ways you can train a new dog to be aware of your balance/walking problems. I have been sick w/West Nile for almost 5 yrs. now and had the neurological problems associated with it. When I would get home I would tell Ev to 'go ahead' so he wouldn't trip me up. He would go ahead of me and sit and wait for me at the steps. When I got to the steps, he would sit and I would lean on him as I walked up the steps for support. It can be done, but it takes a lot of work! I am happy to say I can now walk again!!! Hope you find a solution both you and your mother can feel comfortable with!
Just thought of this.. What about adopting a retired seeing eye dog or something? Or a dog that is retired, but trained to work with disabled people? They would be much more apt to be aware of you and your health problems. Just a thought! Don't know how you would find out some info about it.
maybe if you talked to your mom and put it to her in way that this new dog could be an assistance animal for you that may help sway her.
i don't know if you would consider another pyr, as no one will ever replace lillie, but i know many people who use pyrs and other livestock guardian breeds as service dogs. they are a real help because they are big and sturdy and extremely intelligent and sensitive to their owners moods and what they need. you may not find a pyr or other LGD in a shelter, but there are many breed specific rescue groups for these breeds.
good luck !
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Could u tell me what state u live in? I want to help, and I believe that some labrescues adopt out retired service dogs, or ones that don't quite make the cut. I know they adopt out police dogs that don't make the cut, they are everybit as smart, but some are just to friendly to make it to be an officer,lol.
thanks for the suggestions everybody i was looking into a service dog i dont know how you guys knew that i was looking into a service dog my mom seems to like that idea a little better that they can be trained to stay away from legs and this is for bogal lover i live in colorado denver colorado is like a five hr drive from where im at the closes wouild be delta colorado which wouild be about half hour from where we live the other possibility wouild be grand junction which is about an hour and a halve so im hoping i can find one in those areas i live in montrose colorado i cant drive so my mom wouild have to take me to get one
There is a dog training program through the Colorado correctional system. Besides normal obedience, they have an assistance dog training program, too. Most of the dogs are on the eastern side of the state (since that's where the prisons are), but they might be able to help in some way.
Edie, I live in Colorado too! I live on the other side of the mountains from you, in the San Luis Valley. If I can help transport a dog to you, I would be willing to try to help. I have dogs that I am placing, but I think they would be too much dog for your situation. Both of these guys favor place to be is under you feet. I have other friends involved in dogs, so I will put the word out as well. Also you could try contacting the prison system in Canyon City, I know they have a dog training program there. Also try contacting the Delta Society. I do think they have a chapter in Denver.
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