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Forums / Staying well / Loud and proud🐾🐾

Topic: Loud and proud🐾🐾

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  1. Guest5643
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    8 November 2019

    Hi

    I'm proud and have no shame my dog was my mental illness assistance dog and will be again. People have and will judge us but so be it i feel sorry for them.

    Lynne

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  2. blondguy
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    12 November 2019 in reply to Guest5643

    Hi Lynne

    Just noticed your new thread topic :-)

    I dont understand what you mean...I also would have no shame and be proud of having a carer K9 too! Just seeing if I missed anything or if you have a question in there somewhere?

    kindest

    Paul

  3. Guest5643
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    14 November 2019 in reply to blondguy

    Hi paul

    Purely just a statement to the ignorant idiots out there.Having an asssistance dog is no walk in the park with a lot of the public.

    Ive been accosted on the bus with people stating theres nothing wrong me to others calling out abuse because its unnatural for a dog. Ive had some drivers accost me that a dog is not working when it is sitting on a bus. Then theres the drivers who have claimed he was a fake because he wasnt a "labrador".

    I had one driver claim only "golden coloured" dogs were allowed😂

    I had a shop owner once have a loud hissy fit because she asked could she pat and i nicely said no.

    The pharmacist i used to go to said 'jesses not looking or smelling any of the sweets on the shelf' so he then grabbed a chocolate bar and shoved it in jesses face and said 'here smell this'.

    I must stress it has always been adults never children.

    Jesses wont go in shopping centres or buses anymore, i just want him to be able to go to the dr ect with me again. The new id's a work in progress. It serves me right for throwing out his old vest and id.

    I bet after all this your thinking oh crap why did i ask😂😂😂

    Lynne🐾

  4. blondguy
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    14 November 2019 in reply to Guest5643

    Hi Lynne

    no worries at all :-) I was stuck and didnt know what to say.....Im glad I did ask!

    I find it peculiar that Assist Dogs are not recognized as they should be....I know that my years of having a mental illness/condition have warranted a K9 Assist dog too

    Good on you for providing the necessary awareness where having an 'Assist Dog' is concerned!

    Great statement Lynne and thankyou :-)

    my respect

    Paul

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