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Meet my new hearing dog – Rasta

Rasta is my new service dog. I received Rasta last week from Canine Companions for Independence. We have been very busy training, learning everything about taking care of each other, and finally, getting her back to Alaska. I am going to add Rasta to the website now, as she has become a "Wandering … [Read more...]

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Counting down the dog days!

Michael and I leave in just three days to go to California to pick up a service dog. I have been struggling with my hearing loss for years, and now I am getting a hearing dog from Canine Companions for Independence to help me. I am really excited. I have been without any pets for many years. It will … [Read more...]

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Canine Companions for Independence

I found out earlier this week that I will be attending a two week long training session in California in preparation for receiving a service dog. I am all excited. I applied and have waited my turn. It has been 18 months. I leave March 28. … [Read more...]

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What was that you said?

Those of you that know me well know I have a severe hearing loss. I was born with a hearing loss, but it has progressed to what the docs are calling a “profound” loss these days. The last time I was in the office they suggested I consider mitigation options. It was suggested that I apply for a … [Read more...]