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Are You In the Know: Life With a Service Dog

Service dogs Are You In the KnowHaving a service dog is absolutely awesome for those who depend on them. Duke the service Dane, for example, helps me to be able to walk, catches me when I fall, and as quickly there when I need him. Although he can be a pain in the butt sometimes, I am so thankful that I have him. He is a bit spoiled and mischievous but he makes me smile and stays by my side.
The downside to having a service dog, is that everywhere you go people want to ask to pet the dog. Service dogs are not to be petted when they’re working boom from their person and their training. With my particular condition, at times, the constant asking actually makes things worse and to be honest, it gets old having to be the bad guy every time someone asks you the adorable dog. It’s not that we don’t want you to pet are dogs but they are working they need to focus and imagine if every time you try to go somewhere one asked you if they could feel your coat. How quickly that could be annoying?
Most people aren’t trying to be rude, many honestly don’t know the etiquette required around a service animal.

Get In the Know:

1. Service animals are not treated as pets when they are working.
2. Service animals have been trained specifically for the needs of their person. (By law)
3. There is a difference between Service Animals, Therapy Animals and emotional support animals.
4. The American Disabilities Act businesses to ask two questions of those with service animals.

  •  is the dog a service animal required because of a disability?
  • what work or task has the dog been trained to perform?

5. I want to explain our disabilities on most days therefore asking what are dog is trained for brings that up. We are not defined by our disability and many of us try very hard not to let it be the focus of our days.
These are just a few things my head that I thought I would share with you today. I’ve written in the past about my health issues and I’m obviously comfortable what discussing them on this forum. If you have any questions I would be happy to answer them and I hope that this I’ll help you a little bit and what service animals are coming from. I am fully aware that these days people have a tendency to put a vest on their dog take them everywhere claiming the necessity is there. While there may be some that do that, not all of us who take our dog places I taking them god of love to our fur babies. I myself have encountered because of those few people that do that. In the bigger picture is actually more harmful then helpful to the greater good of society as it makes those of us whose livelihood on our animal that much more difficult.

Just wanted to add a quick review, Tator got these toys for free in order for me to review them.  We love the ball especially because it seems to be a little tougher than tennis balls.  That’s important when the big dog steals your toys!  LOL.  You can get yours in the link so enjoy!

Not Your Momma’s Tuna

Power Tuna.  Paleo Auto-Immune Tuna. Low fat. Super Healthy.

This is not your Momma’s tuna but it is absolutely delicious.Fabulous Tuna! No fat! Just goodness!  Auto Immune Diet and Paleo friendly! With amazing flavor!


I recently had a doctor decide that he hates me and wanted me to start the auto-immune diet.  If you haven’t heard of it, it’s like Paleo on life hates you mode.  And I’m not at all dramatic, so there!  The auto-immune diet is designed to do a lot for ones body, helps with swelling issues and tons more.  He seems to think it will help with my cataplexy.  Medications don’t do it, so here we go with this.

Honestly, at this point I have not been loyal to it.  I’ll be honest.  I’m not giving up coffee and flavored creamer.  Just not gonna do it.  Have been doing better though.  For the last two weeks I’ve stuck very well to the paleo, with the above being my exception.  Well, almost the only exception.  LOL.

Regardless, here is this amazing recipe.  It’s not your Momma’s tuna, but it is fabulously yummy!  I was dying for tuna and the mayo being outlawed from paleo I started trying some of the recipes from Pinterest but was not digging the flavor.  It was missing something.  So I played and modified.  Here goes!

Not Your Momma’s Tuna Recipe

  • 1 can Tuna
  • ½ avocado
  • 3 TBSP lemon juice
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp fajita seasoning
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 3 TBSP Diced celery
  • 1 TBSP diced green onion (red would be great too)
  • 1 TBSP diced sweet pepper
  1. Drain tuna.  Add avocado and mix.
  2. Add seasoning and vinegar, stir.  Whip together, don’t smash at this point!
  3. Mix in the remaining ingredients.
  4. You can serve or eat it however you’d like it, but I really enjoyed it on celery!

If you are looking for some other recipes that are amazingly healthy and yummy, check out my recipe for pitas!  They aren’t paleo, they are super delicious!  You could eat them without the pitas and they’d totally be paleo, or at least I think chick peas are paleo. lol.