|10-03-2013 08:27 PM|
|10-03-2013 08:07 PM|
My 23 year old son has described his two dogs (border collies) as "chick magnets" for whatever that's worth.
More seriously, there is research that shows that a child in a wheelchair who has a dog is MUCH more likely to encounter social interactionfrom peers than a child in a wheelchair in the same location but no dog. Conclusion of the study? Dogs encourage humans to interact. We've all seen it...
If I had a child with a disability, I would absolutely have a service dog companion for my child. So many benefits in so many ways...
|10-03-2013 07:52 PM|
After a harrowing and horribly smelly car ride home from Atlanta with a foster dog from a puppy mill bust (he was indecently odorous and we didn't have time to stop for a bath), my would-be-partner and I were at our front door as I pondered what to do with Mr. Stinky so as to avoid allowing him to touch any surface in the house on the way to the tub for a very thorough bath. As we pondered, said dog looked me right in the eye, then my future partner right in the eye, and then romped joyously around us both; pulling us together into an unexpected hug with his leash. He then sat down and examined his handiwork. It was super cute, and we still laugh about it years later!
He didn't get me a date, but he certainly did play matchmaker!
|10-03-2013 05:15 PM|
Have you or someone you know ever gotten a date as a result of being in a public place with your/their dog?
I'm happily married, but even so I've noticed that when I'm out at the park with Daisy by myself people tend to come up and talk. Maybe those of ya'll who are single can take notes