THE FOLLOWING BLOG IS RATED NC-17 for the use of the words bra, and sex.
The content is for education of the public and support of the Service Dog community. – and we hope a few laughs because no one likes boring rants. The use of “We” in this blog applies exclusively to Team Goodee, and is not meant to apply to any other Service Dog Team or group, real or imagined. Our strong opinions are our own.
The feature character "Dr-X" and office staff is a composite character of past medical providers and does not resemble any of Team Goodee's current medical team.
The feature character Miss "Evil Spirit" Airways is a real person but, we wouldn't reveal her name even if we had it.
“Clearly mom, it’s time for a blog.”
“Hello Goodee the Service Dog, What makes you think so?"
“Well mom, you get a look. You are about to explode on your Facebook status.”
“Oh yes, Goodee, it happens.”
“Well why not just do a blog so people will know what’s on your mind?”
“Wonderful idea Goodee.
Here we go…”
TEAM GOODEE: THINGS THAT MAKE US WANT TO SCREAM!
“Our survey says…”
* People who pet the Service Dog, or ask to pet after reading the words “DO NOT PET.”
There are several reasons petting is not allowed. First, the working dog might become distracted causing them to miss a vital que to their job—For example, Seizure alert dogs are able to signal their handler that a seizure is about to happen, allowing time for the person to reach their medication or a “safe” zone. However, when a stranger insists upon attention from the dog, even the best working dog is delayed in signaling the handler This may lead to an unnecessary medical emergency.
(Yes, it’s a real deal. No, we may not know how the dog does it. Yes, we know you THINK you are the exception to the rule. NO, there is NOT any exception to the “DO NOT PET” rule.).
Second, if you are close enough to pet the dog then you are too ___ close to the human handler and dog. —both of whom need PERSONAL SPACE (sometimes for private medical reasons). As an example, Goodee the Service Dog is trained to keep people away from me because I am at risk of falling.
What happens when people get too close?
“The chiropractor has an unexpected payday.”
“correct Goodee but let’s break it down so people understand. Here’s our example:”
I am paused browsing a shelf at a secret location, our local mega-store (who didn’t pay me for advertising so I’m not going to tell you their name). —Suddenly, I hear six small kids yell “DOG!” I feel a rush of wind. Caught off-guard, spastic cerebral palsy causes my legs to stiffen as all the children run towards Goodee the Service Dog. I fall to the floor. Holding Goodee's leash helped, however, Goodee is correct both my chiropractor and massage therapist got unexpected paydays during the next week. The fall shifted my whole spine.
An adult did “collect” her children. She smiled saying: “Oh I’m so proud of you no one touched the dog.”
I was speechless so I will reply now:
Dear adult who left children unsupervised,