Tru here. Just finished contributing on Dementia Mentors’ teaching video for staff of restaurants seeking “Purple Table Reservations” training, so thought i would post my notes here also. More info on what those terms mean is available at Links at end of this blog entry. These first notes are in order of priority, also listing […]
I think compensation tools need to be extremely person-centered.
In one week, Partner’s single most important response is that he has learned importance of voice words. … After one week of work, at 9-weeks-old, Partner now responds pretty well to his name and the command “potty”.
SrvDog Tasks, training, age, size, personality, breed, provisions, and professionals.
… It occurred to me that I felt like “Little Chicken” in the book, and maybe should walk up to each table asking, “Are you my husband?” It was a very scary, ALONE feeling …
Tru here. Hope to get computer from shop sometime this week. Until then limping along without my FaceBook friends. So here is this week’s entry (without photo for now) kind-of unrelated to dementia symptoms, but when I sat down with pen this is what came out because this is what I am thinking about. Newfoundland […]
This is last installment of answer to those who have asked about Service Dog issues. Includes benefits of certification, revised definition of “Service Animal” per Dept of Justice 2010, links from Joan Froling, Blessing’s Service Dog vocabulary at 2.5 years old and partial text from a speech that I gave about Value of Service Animal 2005, Aug 10.
This posting is just some very basic Service Dog information; an introduction to the subject.
Includes prose about my animals. … But at the same time I am forgetting their basic care. In the past couple months, more than half the time I forget to put the chickens back into their safe (very large) chicken House at dark. I have no idea whether Blessing (my retired Service Dog) is in the house or outside. Has she eaten? That is no huge surprise since I have no idea whether I myself have eaten!! I cannot be responsible for animals any more than I can be responsible for myself. Someone other than me must be the responsible party now.
Tru here. Hero the Service Dog was born on November 11, 1996 and left us on August 25, 2008, several months short of his twelfth birthday. . . . . . MY HERO . . . . . Hero, I waited 13yrs for the right time to own a Newfoundland Dog, but you were worth […]