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People who live outdoors are in trouble. Those with service dogs are not allowed indoors.
by aoeu
Comment Count 17 comments on Tue Jan 07, 2014 at 04:42 PM PST with 14 Recommends
This is a picture heavy diary, with various pictures and explanations of Itzl's signals and sign language. Some of y'all already know Itzl, and how he's a signal dog, or a hearing assistance dog ...
by Noddy
Comment Count 80 comments on Sat May 11, 2013 at 10:17 AM PDT with 45 Recommends
I don't talk about ESAs (Emotional Support Animals) very much because I don't have or need one. But ESAs do cross some of the boundaries of service dogs. So, let's talk about the rights and needs ...
by Noddy
Comment Count 13 comments on Fri Apr 12, 2013 at 11:42 AM PDT with 11 Recommends
Itzl is 9 years old today. We've been partners for 8 of those years. For any other dog, this would mean he's at the age where he would be considering retirement. The average length of time a dog ...
by Noddy
Comment Count 49 comments on Mon Apr 01, 2013 at 07:57 AM PDT with 69 Recommends
Many people who would benefit from having a service dog don't have one. The ultimate reason is a simple one for which there is no quick remedy: there is a distinct lack of people and agencies who ...
by Noddy
Comment Count 20 comments on Sun Feb 17, 2013 at 05:27 PM PST with 21 Recommends
Calling on all compassionate Kossacks to help prevent the court-ordered euthanasia of Dutch, a service dog who bit a woman after she kicked him and beat him repeatedly with a metal pole.
by Below the Beltway
Comment Count 45 comments on Sun Feb 17, 2013 at 06:01 AM PST with 19 Recommends
Having a service dog is both a very freeing experience and a challenge. The challenge doesn't just come from the care and consideration a service dog needs - feedings, toiletings, advanced training,
by Noddy
Comment Count 13 comments on Fri Aug 17, 2012 at 02:21 PM PDT with 43 Recommends
Itzl performs tasks and holds a calm maturity that exceeds that of most humans. We've been partnered for 8 years now. This diary isn't about my disability so much as it is about my service partner.
by Noddy
Comment Count 51 comments on Sun Sep 09, 2012 at 02:00 PM PDT with 77 Recommends
Nobody communes with nature better than a dog.
by Noddy
Comment Count 4 comments on Thu Aug 16, 2012 at 11:09 AM PDT with 13 Recommends
Whenever I talk about the challenges Itzl and I receive when we go out in public, someone always asks why I don't put Itzl in a service dog vest. This is one reason why. Far too many people ignore ...
by Noddy
Comment Count 100 comments on Mon Jul 23, 2012 at 02:48 PM PDT with 109 Recommends
Not as hot as last year, but still pretty hot.
by Noddy
Comment Count 37 comments on Wed Jul 18, 2012 at 12:57 PM PDT with 33 Recommends
Some people just have to flaunt their authority. Especially if they are in uniform. Especially if you are partnered with a service dog, clearly tagged as such, in a public place.
by Noddy
Comment Count 17 comments on Sun Jul 15, 2012 at 07:39 PM PDT with 39 Recommends
This article highlights how hearing loss is both an invisible problem and one widely ignored by insurance.
by Noddy
Comment Count 40 comments on Wed Jul 11, 2012 at 08:07 AM PDT with 36 Recommends
Itzl is one smart little dog. He teaches himself signs and signals to tall me what he means, and he quickly picks up my signs and signals. We hardly talk with sounds to one another anymore, a ...
by Noddy
Comment Count 19 comments on Sat Jul 07, 2012 at 06:29 PM PDT with 47 Recommends
Most days are pretty normal. The places Itzl and I go on regular days are all accustomed to us and hardly even notice Itzl's presence anymore unless a customer decides to get pushy about it. That ...
by Noddy
Comment Count 3 comments on Thu Jun 07, 2012 at 11:53 AM PDT with 18 Recommends
As most of you know from my past diaries, I'm disabled in a variety of ways. Physically and mentally, I'm pretty well fucked up. And part of my upbringing was that if I wasn't doing something useful,
by LoreleiHI
Comment Count 70 comments on Wed Jun 13, 2012 at 02:05 PM PDT with 45 Recommends
Because it was hot and my AC broke, I have had to take Xoco to work with me for hte past 2 days. Here are some pictures of her visit. She put a good face on things, but she was pretty miserable. ...
by Noddy
Comment Count 12 comments on Wed May 30, 2012 at 08:21 PM PDT with 37 Recommends
Apparently, they changed the sounds of the firetruck sirens and confused poor Itzl.
by Noddy
Comment Count 13 comments on Fri May 25, 2012 at 05:44 PM PDT with 28 Recommends
Both of them are silently protesting the presence of Hector, who is still homeless simply because he's going to be a huge dog. This means they are refusing to alert on anything when we are at home,
by Noddy
Comment Count 61 comments on Tue May 22, 2012 at 06:59 AM PDT with 52 Recommends
Itzl casts a long shadow. Not just pictorially, although he can do that, too, at certain times of the day. (train alert...)
by Noddy
Comment Count 7 comments on Fri May 04, 2012 at 11:27 AM PDT with 38 Recommends