Dana's dog Storm is a Malinois and she is trained for Mobility Assistance, Medical Assistance and Medic Alert. Rebecca, who is from out of state handles a huge Doberman, his name is Rex and he is trained as a Dog Guide, Mobility assistant and Hearing Alert.
We sat there talking and telling stories for quite a while, poor Rebecca has had some major issues with some airports lately; hope the flight home is ok! Bob did amazingly while under the table, he tried to get up a few times towards the end of dinner but settled back down very nicely. He didn't even try to get in the faces of the 2 new dogs he has never met before. I was very impressed with him I didn't even need to stand on his leash - he was just good ;)
When we were done with our stories and finally made it outside to relieve the dogs we sat (stood really) out there talking (in the nasty drizzle) for at least another 30-45 minutes. When we finally took pictures the dogs were pretty tired out and spacey (well at least Bob was). But we made it home, they ate and were happy and both slept very well through the night lol. I only have the pictures that Dana emailed me at the moment because I took my small camera to dinner and just can't find my card reader lol. (Me and my camera issues :/ )
P.S. if you are more interested in service dogs in general or would like to ask Dana or Rebecca any questions, Dana runs a website called Service Dog World there are lots of discussions and pictures and stuff of service dogs so if you would like to join there is the link ;)
So here they are - hope you enjoy ;)
|Here is the first group picture we tried - In order from the left thats|
Rebecca with Rex - Me with Bob - Darrell with Egypt - Dana with Storm.
You can tell how tired was Bob at this point - he's all schlumpy.
|Same order just a better-ish picture - now you can see our feet lol.|
|Here is a funny picture Dana sent me - Rex has climbed all the|
way up into her kids' car seat!