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Your generous help took Itzl from walking like this and ...
by Noddy
Comment Count 83 comments on Tue Mar 13, 2012 at 10:50 AM PDT with 345 Recommends
UPDATE FROM NODDY: $2,340 so far! You are all awesome! For those who want to give something, I taked with the clinic manager, and she said while they can't take payments over the phone, they ...
by KelleyRN2
Comment Count 401 comments on Sun Feb 12, 2012 at 07:58 AM PST with 258 Recommends
Itzl is a confident, secure dog. He knows he has the right to be with me wherever I go, and the right to act as my alarm, my alert, my sirens. He's not an aggressive dog, but he is a hyper-alert ...
by Noddy
Comment Count 121 comments on Fri Mar 18, 2011 at 04:30 PM PDT with 239 Recommends
I went with a friend last night to a rather expensive restaurant. We'd had reservations for 3 weeks, and it was her treat to celebrate Itzl's recovery. And I love her dearly for many reasons, and ...
by Noddy
Comment Count 58 comments on Thu Mar 15, 2012 at 12:20 PM PDT with 232 Recommends
Service animals, and service dogs in particular, get to accompany their human partner many, many places, but there are still a few places where they can't go. I had to go to one of those places ...
by Noddy
Comment Count 90 comments on Wed Jun 01, 2011 at 04:20 PM PDT with 203 Recommends
I know it's been a long time since I updated, but once Itzl came out of surgery, I needed both hands to hold him, to support his leg and his lolling head. I couldn't juggle Itzl in my lap and the ...
by Noddy
Comment Count 90 comments on Fri Feb 17, 2012 at 07:31 PM PST with 194 Recommends
The definition of gaslighting (taken from the 1940's movie "The Gas Light") is when one person engages in an ongoing, systematic knocking down of the other, less powerful, person, ...
by Noddy
Comment Count 68 comments on Fri Nov 18, 2011 at 08:50 AM PST with 123 Recommends
A man is being denied his service dog because the ...
by Noddy
Comment Count 110 comments on Thu Dec 22, 2011 at 07:39 AM PST with 117 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
I admit it. I have a lot in common with the "teotwawki" (the end of the world as we know it) people. I am a survivalist. I have a survivalist blog where I share survivalist tips. I believe in ...
by Noddy
Comment Count 138 comments on Fri Nov 18, 2011 at 07:26 PM PST with 99 Recommends
I didn't have interent access all day yesterday, but Itzl is doing well.
by Noddy
Comment Count 49 comments on Mon Feb 20, 2012 at 11:25 AM PST with 98 Recommends
We arrived at the vet at 8:00 and Itzl was greeted quickly. They commented again on the number of people who contacted them to pay for Itzl's surgery, saying he must be a well-loved little dog. I ...
by Noddy
Comment Count 54 comments on Fri Feb 17, 2012 at 07:17 AM PST with 95 Recommends
All of Itzl's blood work is in the normal range. We went to the vet last night to get his invoice and schedule his post-surgery check up - he doesn't have to go back to the vet until Monday evening.
by Noddy
Comment Count 41 comments on Fri Feb 24, 2012 at 08:25 AM PST with 88 Recommends
Xoco was thrilled to have her Itzl back. She was really good for the dog sitter (we take care of one another's critters when stuff comes up - she has 2 dogs and 2 cats, I have Xoco, that pretty ...
by Noddy
Comment Count 24 comments on Tue Feb 21, 2012 at 06:16 PM PST with 87 Recommends
A decision is made for Itzl's surgery, and Nurse Kelley created a group: Community Fundraisers , to track the surgery progress and donations.
by Noddy
Comment Count 17 comments on Sun Feb 12, 2012 at 08:27 AM PST with 87 Recommends
I suppose one can never repeat the proper etiquette to use around service teams too much. There are always people who are afraid they'll do something wrong, or who are utterly clueless about the ...
by Noddy
Comment Count 46 comments on Wed Jul 13, 2011 at 07:20 AM PDT with 85 Recommends
Itzl is responding well to the stronger pain meds and muscle relaxants. He's actually kind of shaky on all his legs right now, but he can straighten his left hind leg enough to use it for balance ...
by Noddy
Comment Count 28 comments on Tue Feb 14, 2012 at 11:06 AM PST with 81 Recommends
Here, in Oklahoma at the Occupy OKC, things are relatively calm and peaceful. The gathering is pretty much ignored by the police and the media. Not entirely, of course, but mostly. As a hearing ...
by Noddy
Comment Count 52 comments on Sun Oct 23, 2011 at 01:54 PM PDT with 80 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
Itzl is improving. He is more alert today, even though he still naps a lot. He gets the syringe full of activated charcoal evey 6 hours, and the blood binder, and antibiotics, and a different, ...
by Noddy
Comment Count 29 comments on Sat Feb 18, 2012 at 07:54 PM PST with 73 Recommends