Invalidation

The newly emerging Vested Dog Club is invalidating Persilly again. The emotional support I gain from her is shuffling off to join my engineering confusions. Ain't got the paperwork. It is legally incorrect to call ^it^ That and . . . Yes Ma'am/Sir. Suffle, shuffle, off to the margins once more. The Law is on your side. Permission to be excused, Ma'am/Sir.


Again, my veteran status has more sides to the story. The active use of dogs in therapy is far older than the 1990 ADA. I was on the fringe of the network which was dreaming of respect for the value of therapy dogs while the verbage for the ADA was still being nailed down in Cogress. My antiquated verbage gets me into ALLOT of trouble when speaking with legally empowered newcomers.


Back in the bad old days when travelling with a dog was as akward as travelling with an elephant, people who leaned on therapy dogs found one another as naturally and embracingly as any other portion of my peer support network. The first people to use vests to signal this specialized role for dogs were very much part of that network. I was strongly encouraged to register my last 3 dogs for vests. I declined because of my dislike for drawing attention to myself. I have come a long way in my people phobias, but I still panic at being the center of attention.


I am still far from certain what I am observing, but I believe the Vested Dog Club is a new breed. I believe the mistake I am making is confusing them with the old-timers. Whatever the evers of the what, I am learning to steer wide berth around Vested Dog owners, especially when I am in crisis. Having my most trusted therapy supporter invalidated when I need her the most hurts like a father fuck.


Please, give me a politically correct name for ^it^.


I slept well last night with the clarity of continuing the DIY plan on the debris removal. Appetite good. Persilly approves.

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Leo
Leo

People have begun to buy the therapy dog vests in order to keep purse-sized pooches or dogs with them cheaper and more conveinently for the human.
Thus, they crackdown.
I know b/c a dog therapy training center isn't far from me, and they're active against the Not Really A Therapy Dog routine, b/c therapy dogs are in fact trained specifically and so forth and so on, so it's in the local buzz a lot.

That said, my state ain't your state, so ... if you think Persilly will be okay out and about with you, and "controlled", well, the actual therapy dogs who got the papers? Get vests that say THERAPY DOG DO NOT TOUCH where I live.

I got nothing else, sorry. I just.... Yeah. I really wish people wouldn't throw a therapy vest on an animal just to avoid fees or to keep from having to do something crazy like, oh, I dunno... leave the dog at home once ina while?.... I've no idea what goes on in their heads other than cheating airlines by claiming TGherapy Dog so they can have the dog in the cabin with them, at no charge, versus in a crate and paying shipping fees. Then the dogs aren't trained to ignore everyone but The One Human, so they get upset and poop or lunge or whatever, and all therapy dogs get a bad rap.

Thus the "buzz" in the bee-vines here.
Leo
Leo

BTW, tha twas mean tto validate you and Persilly, b/c I really dislike that all the legal argy-bargy is in your way.
arfie
arfie

Thank you for the information, Ma'am. Duly noted.

Requesting permission to be excused.
Leo
Leo

OK, look, I really meant to explain why the mysterious THEM are throwing down legal argy-bargy when all we want is a therapy animal available without having to send them through expensive four=month long courses designed for specific therapy purposes, and that I root for you to take Persilly where you want. It's just the idiocy of other humans you have to navigate. No problem, right? *headdesk*

Apologies. I a not coherent today. Hubby's family is pestering me for information about Hubby and I don't know why he can't answer the questions himself... *sigh* Threw me in to a tailspin by 5 AM.

If I had my way, we'd leave peopl eout of the buidings....
LillyPotter
LillyPotter

arfie - i'm not into it either. your persilly is not required to wear any vest. she only needs what she needs on to help you. if she needed a narness you held to help you walk for example. otherwise, nope.

the vests are to help the handlers not get hasseled. you are not required to use them. you might like a medical alert tag on her collar? you don't have to have that.

but your persilly is a service dog - there is not one doubt about it.

i'm not in an argument. i only got upset and sad to see one happening.
patti22
patti22

This is what I wrote:

"As for Afie's dog. Under US law, she could almost certainly qualify as a service dog too. It's completely legal to train your own dog. The only requirements are that you must have a Disability and the dog must be trained in a specific task for THAT disability. In fact, many seizure alert and low blood sugar dogs are just born that way."

And now, I'm going to go hide under a rock.
arfie
arfie

I *just* love and trust my dog. My strictly personal experience with dog therapy/training -if it still legal to call ^it^ that?- precede the ADA of 1990. Not willing to subject that love and trust to THEM's, vest laws, grammar controversies or whatever is making the media rounds this week.

Hope the crusaders head off the evil they's of the controversy.

Still requesting permission to be excused.
arfie
arfie

Therapy journal update:
DIY work going well. Had breakfast with K and an ear tickle from Hubs. Persilly is tail-wagging.
LillyPotter
LillyPotter

i'm excusing myself also

good to here diy work is going well and breakfast w/friend and nice hubs talk and persilly love xoxo
Leo
Leo

Nothing I type is right. Therefore I will be wrong and reiterate that it's meant as support for you and Persilly.
arfie
arfie

You are excused Beloved Brat. With bratatious celebration. Persilly says, "Wag, wag. Can I have a lick?"

Thank you for the explanation, Leo. The Breach of Contract litigation is a huge part of my current crisis. "Legal argy-bargy" works as well as any name I have for ^it^. The ADA crackdowns are all over the media right now and the ripple effect is on. Still more legal argy-bargy. Been requesting permission to be excused quite allot lately. Protecting my uncertified, never-worn-a-vest mutt from getting caught in the cross-fire. Legal argy-bargy remains far from my strictly personal asset sheet. Who do I petition for that permission to be excused?
nancy6464
nancy6464

Dropping a couple of bombs worthy of the cuss bucket at the thought of human bureaucracy.


As long as you and Persilly know what is what, the heck with the rest. Persilly is your emotional support animal, and you both have the right whether anyone acknowledges it or not.

go Persilly~

(((arfie)))

apply that DIY ideal to the validation of Persilly, cause you and Persilly are the only ones that truly matter in this issue.

have I mentioned lately, that I'm not a big fan of the human population of strangers~

stranger than what, they asked.....
arfie
arfie

I lean on my just-a-dog extra hard during a crisis. She never corrects my grammar and honestly doesn't care what humans call her. She answers to love and respect. One of her natural talents she has been trying to teach me. I'll learn how to listen to my dog someday.

Usually I can dodge the ADA dog debates without shrapnel. It is far from their first go-round in the news media. Same old debate, different focus. . . All these other yaddah blahs have me feeling fragile enough to be stuttering like a stutterer in relapse this week. It doesn't take much legal argy bargy (Thank you, Leo name for your name for ^it^. ) to stutter me to rage just now. . . Maybe my stuttering will result in tears someday, but . . . Not there yet. I still get mad when I stutter under stress. Been a while since it got me raging.

Already did my bath. I have deep appreciation for dirt that comes off in the wash. I'm feeling physically worn enough to sleep well tonight. Still not okay, but I think I am holding steady.
lilmissy7
lilmissy7

Sorry you’re not feeling okay rite now, I feel the same way like a not ok day so I hope it’s ok I’m responding (in the midst of my craziness lol) I just wanted to let you know that of course she’s your support dog. I’m happy you have her. I had a dog just like that the same way she was always there for me. I never talk about her because well to be honest, I still haven’t fully got over her passing & it’s been like 5 years. She was like my sister & my angel & so much more. I like to think she’s still like my little wolfy guardian angel. Sorry if I’m going on I just wanted you to know that.
Also, I miss seeing Persilly’s smiling little face in your avatar, it always made me happy when I see it. So in the meantime tell her missy said hi :)
Gentlest of hugs Arfie <3
arfie
arfie

The idea of a wolfy guardian angel fits my sensory perception, Lilmissy. I still have dreams about every dog I have ever bonded with. In the right company, I will say they visit me in my dreams, each bringing their own unique charm to comfort me from beyond.

Persilly is my most photographed subject, ever. Keeping her out of my photo journals is quite the challenge. Stage hog. . . But I like my dewdrop series, too. The new avi is from that series. The way a dew drop can reflect an entire landscape is an endless intrigue for me. Then we get to my bugs and gossamer. . . So much world and so little disc space. . .