According to Service Dogs America: There is no such thing as a Governmental Authority or Agency "certifying" Service Dogs in the United States. (Link here.) Further: A disabled person has the right to train his or her own Service Dog, either with the help of a trainer or without.
Only since March has Tammy been working with Blaze, and results are nothing short of remarkable.
At the Castle Rock Fair, Blaze was alert yet calm, tolerating my small attentions (at Tammy’s invitation) while placing himself subtly between us.
Fair-goers, animals, food stands, a cacophony of sights, smells, and sounds that would overwhelm most dogs. Blaze behaved admirably, a testament to Tammy’s remarkable skill.
*Remember - do not touch or approach a service animal unless you first get permission from their handler.
Not so remarkable was my first attempt at hitting a target since junior high school…
Don't blame my instructor, a patient woman who coached me to land one of three practice shots on the broad target, and kindly invited me to return for another try.
Perhaps another time.
Today: Toledo City Council meets 6 p.m. first and third Mondays monthly at City Hall.
Tuesday: Lewis County Interlocal Board Meeting meets 7 p.m. third Tuesdays monthly at the Toledo Main Fire Station, 150 North Second Street. Visit http://www.toledofire2.com/calendar.html.
Wednesday: The Reptile Man will be at the Toledo Community Library 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. All are invited and of course it is free. Toledo Community Library is on Facebook here or call (360)864-4247.
Reserve your table now: Wednesday Toledo Senior Center Nutrition Lunch serves Lemon Chicken with Italian Veggies and Roasted Red Potatoes, Cinnamon Apples and dinner roll, Friday Pulled Pork Sandwich and Seasoned Fries with coleslaw, peaches and a cookie. Reservations required. Nutrition Lunches Wednesday and Friday are sponsored in part by Area Agency on Aging. Suggested donation $3 for those 60+ years of age. Contact Diana, email@example.com or call (360)864-2112.
Also Wednesday: Toledo School District Offline Facilities meeting to be held noon at the Senior Center to talk about our facilities and a bond measure in February 2017. All documents and committee reports to date are available online at the District website, page link here. Copies will be available at the meeting. Pass the word to those who prefer their news via traditional means. Like print.
Also on Wednesday: Toledo Lioness Club meets third Wednesdays monthly at the Community Library. Dessert 6:30 p.m., meeting 7 p.m. Discover the benefits of membership. On Facebook here.
Harriet says: Toledo Page Turners reading group will discuss The Dark Net: Inside the Digital Underworld by Jamie Bartlett. This is nonfiction and available for holds from TRL. We will meet on the last Thursday, July 28 at the Toledo Library at 1:30 p.m. Any questions call Harriet Whisler at 864-2484.
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