Let Me Tell You About Owen

Admittedly, I never knew there was a difference. How could I? Like so many things in life, we do not become knowledgeable until it becomes relevant. I have seen service dogs around the community, and I knew that these dogs are working and not to be acknowledged or approached without consent. I knew about therapy dogs, having enjoyed their company on countless occasions while my daughter inhabited a bed at the Children’s Hospital. Had you asked me the difference among therapy, service, and comfort dogs – I would have been […]

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A Prayer for Owen.

They all said the same thing. It would take two years. Once you start doing the research, it becomes clear as to why that is the case, but it does not make it any easier. I started berating myself for not starting this process a lot earlier. Of course, it had come to mind. Honestly – I just was not sure she would qualify. On the surface, my daughter may seem to be pretty normal – all things considered. In fact, I remember once at Disneyland, a man completely lost […]

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