Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Guess who came to our house today ?
Almost 2 years ago , Emilia was matched with Mayzie by Paws 4 People Foundation . The dogs are trained by inmates at a prison in West Virginia. Emilia and I traveled there for a weekend to meet several dogs . Emilia was introduced to three dogs. The first one came in looked around and showed very little interest in her. The second dog seemed to be afraid of her wheel chair and brace on her leg( she was having her leg lengthened at the time). The third dog (Mayzie) , walked in smelled Emilias chair ,wagged her tail and jumped up on the side of her chair to kiss her . We knew this was a perfect match . For the past 2 years Mayzie was trained to meet Emilia's needs for future surgeries .For almost two years she waited so patiently for Mayzie to graduate . Finally , Mayzie was ready to transition to our family ( No easy feat) . She is not accustomed to being around so many children or another dog (Annabelle) that was trying to attack her. She will slowly start visiting us and slowly become acclimated to our house.
Today's visit went pretty well. Emilia loved learning all her commands and showering Mayzie with love . We are hoping that Mayzie will not only provide Emilia with help while she undergoes several more surgeries on her arms and legs but that she will also serve as a "Bridge" between Emilia and her classmates .
Paws 4 People is a wonderful Foundation that provides service dogs to people with physical and mental disabilities . ( Paws 4 Vets provides dogs to veterans returning from war with physical disabilities or from the stress associated with war).
Tomorrow will be a very important day for Teresa. The results from the heart cath . will hold two paths for Teresa's future .
If you find the time in your day to think of Teresa, could you please whisper a prayer to Jesus...we would be VERY grateful .
Posted by Our Family at 1/17/2012 06:17:00 PM