Monday, September 1, 2014
Sunday, August 31, 2014
Saturday, August 30, 2014
This evening Angel brought a few movie choices and Forrest chose Hercules, the animated Disney movie. We're bedside watching the movie right now with him. A few minutes ago the "I can go the distance" song came on, which Forrest has sung many times with Tom and in front of audiences, and Forrest mouthed the words along with us, too quiet to hear but nevertheless there. Tami just walked in the door and will be staying with him tonight. Tomorrow more visitors are arriving and we'll work some lacrosse into the physical therapy mix! Thanks for all the messages, he smiles when we read them aloud.
All the best,
Austin and Team 44
Friday, August 29, 2014
Hi friends, this is Toliver. My special person, Forrest, just got out of ICU! We moved to a new room in Intermediate Care (IMC) and he is resting right now. The doctors seem pleased with Forrest's progress but have told us that he has to stay pretty still, so I haven't gotten to play with him yet. I over heard Mum and Tami say that I look sad and worried, and I am! It is hard to see my person in bed with all the tubes and things I don't understand. So I do my best to cheer him up by looking adorable and making all the nurses and doctors smile when they come in our room. This afternoon I very faintly heard Forrest whisper my name, Toliver, so I think I must be doing a pretty good job.
I do want to share something with you. Canine Companions for Independence (CCI), the organization that brought Forrest to me, and me to him, needs signatures on a really important pledge! This pledge is to try to keep people from making their personal pet dogs fake service dogs. Here is a quote from the CEO of CCI about this issue:
"This pledge will help shine a light on all the people who outfit their untrained family pets to look like service dogs so they can enter places they don't belong. It will also highlight the discrimination that people with disabilities are facing with the real service dogs they depend on every day."
We need you to help CCI get 50,000 pledges by midnight on Sunday. This is really important to me so that I and my other service dog friends can keep doing what we love, taking care of our special people! Here is the link to the pledge: CCI PLEDGE
Thank you all for helping me take care of Forrest and for lending your voice to help CCI continue their amazing work.