My darling Flicka is very good at several things. In fact, in some things, she’s exceptional. There are some things, however, that she’s not necessarily the greatest at doing.
Flicka’s been having fun this past week at the park. When I told Flicka’s friend, Dana, how much fun she was having, Dana suggested I post some video of Flicka’s fun onto her blog.
Recently, National Service Dogs changed the name of the program that Flicka graduated from. The program is now called NSD’s Service Dog for PTSD Program. The program had previously been called NSD’s Skilled Companion Dogs for Veterans Program.
Given that: (i) Flicka is a certified service dog, and not a companion dog; and (ii) I am not a veteran of our Armed Forces, this program name change is wonderful.
Well done National Service Dogs!
This afternoon, National Service Dogs made the following announcement:
“The staff and Board of Directors at National Service Dogs are very pleased to announce that we have achieved a great landmark in our organization’s history and future with our recent accreditation by Imagine Canada’s Standards Program.
Earlier today, National Service Dogs published the February 2014 edition of their newsletter called “The NSD Scoop”.
Earlier today, Flicka got a chance to hang out with NSD Presley. NSD Presley is being puppy raised by Flicka’s former puppy raiser, Alison.
Yesterday, I shared the amazing story of NSD Tonka!
I’ve subsequently learned that Flicka has a couple of connections with Tonka. First, they are related through their mother! Second, they shared the same puppy raiser. Alison, you are truly a special person!
Flicka and I wish Tonka and her handler many, many years of success together.
From National Service Dogs’ Facebook page:
Meet 9 year old Maya, a bright, creative and funny little girl with ASD. Maya does not require a Service Dog; however, she is raising money to sponsor a child who does. Incredible!!! Maya’s campaign “Hoops for Hope” has raised over $600 through hand crafted bracelets. Stay tuned to NSD for Maya’s fundraising page so you can be a part of “Hoops for Hope!”
Thank you Maya! You are a true hero!