October Update

I felt light headed at one point. My heart raced constantly, I felt my hearing (which is my peripheral vision) partially overwhelmed with what I expected to hear rather than what I was actually hearing. And by the time of the announcement of the last delay out of Seattle…I remembered all I’d eaten in almost 2 days was just 2 salads! That might have ad something to do with it.

Guest Post: An Open Letter to New Guide Dog Handlers

This week, fellow blindfluencer Rhianna McGregor and I swapped blogs again. We’re both on our second dog guides, and decided to share some hard-won wisdom from our experiences with new and prospective dog guide users. We’ve attended different schools, worked with different breeds, and learned different lessons.

The Importance of Boundaries for Introverts with Service Dogs

Your service dog is not their emotional support animal.

Traveling with a Service Dog: Packing List

But sometimes it just can’t be helped. For all their usefulness, service dogs tend to have a lot of the same needs as toddlers, and toddlers don’t travel light.

Aggression Appreciated: A Defense of the Fight Response

Cowardice is no longer the crime it once was. The face of fear is cherished and soothed. But when it puts on the mask of aggression, do we recognize it?

Guest Post: Dungeons and Doggies

Currently, there are no game modifications specifically for the inclusion of service animals. Those that want their character to have an assisting animal companion must utilize existing game rules and structure. 

Greta Explains the Therapeutic Process

Today Greta and I are going to guide you through the basics of the therapeutic process as it applies to both humans and dogs. Greta’s hit that “partial therapy crisis” in her own training, and it provides a unique and adorable way for me to share with you some inside information about the often mythicized process of mental health counseling.

April Update

Dear reader (I hope you hear that in Lady Whistledown’s voice), your favorite blindfluencer is so glad to be back writing to you again. She asks that you exercise a creative hobby today, be it writing, art, Minecraft construction, woodcraft, or any number of other delightful pastimes.

What is Holistic Vet Care?

By taking a. Purely bio-chemical approach to vet care, how many years of life are we cheating ourselves out of? How many more griefs over the loss of beloved pets could we avoid?