Friday, May 19, 2017


Musketeer's Report Card for May 18, 2017



This week Musketeer has continued to practice walking loosely on a leash, the commands of sit, watch me, take it, come and let's go. He has been learning the "leave it" command in which the dog learns that the item the handler has said to "leave it" can not be touched, tasted or smelled. Musketeer has begun learning the "down" command this week, how to appropriately "say hello" to people and other dogs when the handler has given him permission to do so, appropriate behavior while being pet by a stranger, the "heel" command, heeling next to a shopping cart and the "load up" and "wait" commands in a vehicle. His training locations this week have included the trainer's house, local neighborhood, the park, Ross and Petsmart. Next week Musketeer will be combining commands in order to build reliability and differentiate between commands. He will do this by performing drills that will have him leave items told to "leave it," eat treats told to "take it," while loose leash walking and auto sitting sporadically throughout the drill. Next week, Musketeer will be introduced to the commands of "drop it" and "stay" in a sit and down position, and how to heel off leash.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017


Musketeer Received The Gift I Sent!

I had embroidered Musketeer's name and an Old English "M" with a Fleur de Lis onto a bandanna as a gift to Musketeer Puppy.  I sent it to Diabetic Alert Dogs of America and they sent it on to the folks who are currently training Musketeer.  They were kind enough to take some lovely photos of Musketeer with his new bandanna:




I'm thinking I should get some plain royal blue bandannas and embroider on them with silver thread, to help make them stand out more.  

What do you think?  Is he a handsome puppy?

Sunday, May 14, 2017


YOU CAN HELP
GET MUSKETEER HOME!


Fund Raising!
EVERY amount donated brings us closer!  We know funds are tight for many people, so we're offering the
THREE MUSKETEER CHALLENGE!
Challenging you to donate $3.00
(or the amount you wish to donate)
Then for you to challenge only three others
to do the same!

MANY WAYS TO DO THE CHALLENGE:

1.)  DIRECTLY TO D.A.D.A.
  1. Go to the Diabetic Alert Dogs of America website HERE.
  2. CLICK on "PAYMENTS" at the bottom of the page, 2nd from the right in the blue section.
  3. CLICK on "BUY NOW".
  4. TYPE IN MUSKETEER PUPPY in the "DESCRIPTION".  WITHOUT TYPING IN "MUSKETEER PUPPY", DONATIONS WILL GET LOST!
  5. TYPE IN $3.00 (or amount you wish to donate) in the "PRICE PER ITEM".
  6. CLICK "CONTINUE".
  7. CLICK "LOG IN" for Pay Pal or CLICK "PAY WITH DEBIT OR CREDIT CARD".
  8. Continue onto the secure payment page.
2.)  Real Life Wells Fargo Bank
Donate to Musketeer the Diabetic Alert Dog at any Wells Fargo Bank.

3.)  Second Life
Donate at any Musketeer Donation spot (Marie's store).  750 L approx. equals $3.00 USD


If you have questions...
If you want to find out more, you are welcome to call D.A.D.A. (Diabetic Alert Dogs of America) by using the phone number on their website.
~OR~
Ask XMarieX Fairport in SL!

Thank you
for your
prayers,
encouragement,
emotional support,
telling others,
financial assistance,
and for being
so
AMAZING!!!
YOU are appreciated!

Friday, May 12, 2017


~Musketeer's 3rd Report Card~



(Actual "Report Card" for this week.)
This week Musketeer has continued to get used to being handled (important for grooming, vet visits, random petting by strangers), walking loosely on a leash, and has continued to practice the commands of "sit" and "watch me." He has begun to learn the "take it" command, how to auto sit when the handler stops, the phrase "Let's go" which tells him that we are about to begin walking, how to get on a dog bed upon command, and how to enter his kennel upon command. He has also been getting used to walking next to an electric wheel chair. Musketeer has been practicing sitting and waiting politely before being allowed to eat his food. This is practicing the very hard skill of patience. His training locations this week have been the trainer's house, Walmart, Petco, Target, Tractor Supply Company, a local neighborhood and the park. 

During his training program you will see the same commands continued to be practiced in various locations. This is important because dogs do not generalize like humans do and therefore must be taught to generalize. Once they have generalized a large quantity of behaviors in many different scenarios and locations, they will begin to do it on their own, especially if the behaviors are similar. Not only will they continue to reinforce the commands they are learning, but they will be learning a skill that will allow them to take what they have learned and be comfortable and confident in doing it wherever they go. Next week, Musketeer will be introduced to the "leave it" command, begin to socialize with new people, will learn how to appropriately "say hello" to people and other dogs, the appropriate behavior while being pet and will be introduced to the down command.


I am thrilled that Diabetic Alert Dogs of America take the time to not only tell me what Musketeer is learning, but also letting me know the why, where, and how of it all. As Musketeer is learning all of these different commands, I'm trying to learn them, where I'd need them and what will be the result when giving these commands. Being consistent is extremely important and I'm THRILLED to be kept up to date with everything!


THANK YOU
for
checking in on
Musketeer Puppy!





Slight Oooops...
D.A.D.A. (Diabetic Alert Dogs of America) made a slight oops with Musketeer's age.  They had gotten in five dogs all at about the same time and had originally told me Musketeer was seven months old.  That is the age of another dog.  Musketeer is 14 months old, so has a lot more maturity to him, thus is doing a lot better.  His birth date is February 26, 2016.  

At first I was feeling like I was going to miss out on seven months of his life, but I was assured that Musketeer is so perfect for me, he and I are going to make the perfect team for years to come.  

(I just wanted to get that info in here because this was a step of the journey that we're taking.)


Thursday, May 11, 2017


Musketeer continues to Learn!

Musketeer Puppy is learning more basic commands at this point of his training to become my service dog.  He's very loving and eager to learn.  He focuses well on his trainer.

Musketeer is currently working on "Auto Sit", where he goes to a sit position every time the handler stops moving.  When he is in the process of learning something, he's given a lot of treats.  Treats are gradually reduced and replaced with praise, then it becomes habit.  A treat can be offered as a reminder of "We really appreciate this action, just letting you know!".  

More photos & videos have been added!
You can see more photos and videos of Musketeer Puppy HERE.  Newer photos and videos are added to the bottom of the page.  There will be a week to ten day absence of photos and videos after his neutering.  I was told most future handlers don't like to see their future dogs wearing a cone and being "out of action".  Musketeer will need to rest and that's understandable.

We will be doing a VIDEO CHAT with Musketeer in two to three weeks!  It will give us a chance to get more connected with Musketeer.  I'm not sure if it does anything for him, but it will be wonderful for us!

The bandanna I made for Musketeer has been sent to his current trainer and it has been received by them.  I was told we can look forward to photos of Musketeer with the bandanna soon-ish.


Fund Raising!
EVERY amount donated brings us closer!  We know funds are tight for many people, so we're offering the
THREE MUSKETEER CHALLENGE!
Challenging you to donate $3.00
Then for you to challenge only three others
to do the same!

MANY WAYS TO DO THE CHALLENGE:

1.)  DIRECTLY TO D.A.D.A.
  1. Go to the Diabetic Alert Dogs of America website HERE.
  2. CLICK on "PAYMENTS" at the bottom of the page, 2nd from the right in the blue section.
  3. CLICK on "BUY NOW".
  4. TYPE IN MUSKETEER PUPPY in the "DESCRIPTION".  WITHOUT TYPING IN "MUSKETEER PUPPY", DONATIONS WILL GET LOST!
  5. TYPE IN $3.00 (or amount you wish to donate) in the "PRICE PER ITEM".
  6. CLICK "CONTINUE".
  7. CLICK "LOG IN" for Pay Pal or CLICK "PAY WITH DEBIT OR CREDIT CARD".
  8. Continue onto the secure payment page.
2.)  Real Life Wells Fargo Bank
Donate to Musketeer the Diabetic Alert Dog at any Wells Fargo Bank.

3.)  Second Life
Donate at any Musketeer Donation spot (Marie's store).  750 L approx. equals $3.00 USD


If you have questions...
If you want to find out more, you are welcome to call D.A.D.A. (Diabetic Alert Dogs of America) by using the phone number on their website.
~OR~
Ask XMarieX Fairport in SL!

Thank you
for your
prayers,
encouragement,
emotional support,
financial assistance,
and for being
so
AMAZING!!!
YOU are appreciated!

Sunday, May 7, 2017


Musketeer's 2nd Report Card


Musketeer has had his first full week of training through Diabetic Alert Dogs of America (find out more about them HERE).  He has learned "Yes", "eh eh" (No), "Stay", "Heel", "Sit" and "Down" (lay down) and is learning "handling" (being touched in different places so grooming, vet visits and the uninvited touch from others will be accepted calmly.  This coming week, he'll be working on perfecting his Sit and Down and starting to learn "Auto Sit", meaning any time the handler stops, he will sit.  He'll also work on "Watch me". 

D.A.D.A. (Diabetic Alert Dogs of America) usually doesn't start working on public access so early in the program, but his trainers were confident with it, so Musketeer went to Wal-Mart and did a fantastic job!  (The photo above was taken on that outing).

Three Musketeer Challenge

MANY WAYS TO DO THE CHALLENGE:

1.)  DIRECTLY TO D.A.D.A.
  1. Go to the Diabetic Alert Dogs of America website HERE.
  2. CLICK on "PAYMENTS" at the bottom of the page, 2nd from the right in the blue section.
  3. CLICK on "BUY NOW".
  4. TYPE IN MUSKETEER PUPPY in the "DESCRIPTION".  WITHOUT TYPING IN "MUSKETEER PUPPY", DONATIONS WILL GET LOST!
  5. TYPE IN $3.00 (or amount you wish to donate) in the "PRICE PER ITEM".
  6. CLICK "CONTINUE".
  7. CLICK "LOG IN" or CLICK "PAY WITH DEBIT OR CREDIT CARD".
  8. Continue onto the secure payment page.
2.)  Real Life Wells Fargo Bank
Donate to Musketeer the Diabetic Alert Dog at any Wells Fargo Bank.

3.)  Second Life
Donate at any Musketeer Donation spot (Marie's store).  750 L approx. equals $3.00 USD

Challenging you to donate $3.00
Then to challenge only three others
to do the same!

THANKS!



Tuesday, May 2, 2017


Thank you
for helping to welcome
Musketeer!


Kiva & I were thrilled to have folks help celebrate the service dog company finding my Musketeer!

Here are photos from the party, HUGE THANKS to Patty for taking so many photos and posting them!  See the Patty Party Pictures HERE.

Diabetic Alert Dogs of America will update Musketeer Puppy's Flickr page with photos and videos.  You can see that HERE.

Check below for the 3 Musketeer Challenge!  We are challenging you to donate only $3.00 USD and challenge three of your friends to do the same!  Ways to donate are mentioned below *OR* you may also fulfill the challenge by donating 750 L$ (that roughly equals $3.00 USD) in Second Life!  

The bandanna that I made Musketeer is on the way to the current trainer's house and they will be taking photos (and maybe a video) of Musketeer wearing it!  Perhaps we'll see that by the end of the week!

Musketeer's First Report Card
Musketeer did extremely well transferring from his breeder's to the first trainer's home.  Musketeer will be having several trainers so he won't get attached to just one person, that way after about 3 or 4 months with me, he'll realize that he will be with me forever.

He is quickly learning the basic commands of sit, down, stay, come.  Usually these dogs don't start public access training until they've been in the service dog program for at least a month.  Musketeer's trainer felt that Musketeer was ready and put a vest on him (Service dogs ARE NOT REQUIRED to wear a vest.  It does help cut down on all of the questions.).  Musketeer acted near perfectly at the store!  There was even a time that something accidentally fell off of the shelf and he stayed focused on the trainer!  GOOD PUPPY!

I was told he is learning VERY quickly.  I was also told Musketeer is a very HAPPY, SWEET and LOVING dog.

A BIT OF PERSONAL MUSKETEER INFO:
I was told Musketeer's breeder wanted to keep Musketeer to be a "stud dog" because he has the right look for an English Labrador AND an exceptional personality and brightness.  The service dog company ended up feeling so strongly that Musketeer was so extremely perfect for me, that they paid more than they usually do for dogs, so Musketeer could be in my life helping me.  It melts my heart!

Also...  Diabetic Alert Dogs of America does not do mobility training for the dogs.  I had let them know last year that I walk with a cane when I'm doing well, walk with a walker when my back is unhappy with me, and use an electric scooter when there is quite a bit of distance involved (like shopping, since I always forget something at the start and have to go back for it, I cover a LOT of ground).  WELL....  D.A.D.A. stepped up to the plate, they didn't have to, but they did...  they are training Musketeer to walk beside an electric cart!  That just completely WOWED me!  I think Musketeer is going to have to send some REALLY NICE Christmas gifts to those folks in December (if he's home for Christmas)!

Thank you for listening to me babble!

Thank you for your continued support via
prayers,
funding,
hiring us to DJ,
telling others,
listening to me go on and on about it
and
just for being YOU!


$ 3.00 CHALLENGE!

  1. Go to the Diabetic Alert Dogs of America website HERE.
  2. CLICK on "PAYMENTS" at the bottom of the page, 2nd from the right in the blue section.
  3. CLICK on "BUY NOW".
  4. TYPE IN MUSKETEER PUPPY in the "DESCRIPTION".  WITHOUT TYPING IN "MUSKETEER PUPPY", DONATIONS WILL GET LOST!
  5. TYPE IN $3.00 (or amount you wish to donate) in the "PRICE PER ITEM".
  6. CLICK "CONTINUE".
  7. CLICK "LOG IN" or CLICK "PAY WITH DEBIT OR CREDIT CARD".
  8. Continue onto the secure payment page.


PLEASE KNOW
ANY amount donated,
EVERY prayer made,
ALL of the time you spend listening
is a HUGE help
to Marie & her family
and is
GREATLY APPRECIATED!

THANK YOU!


Wednesday, April 26, 2017


Musketeer Puppy's First Day of "School"

Musketeer starts his training to become my service dog today!  It will take six to eight months for him to learn and be totally proficient at what he needs to do.

I made a gift for him (a bandanna) and sent it off in the mail today!

We're looking forward to showing YOU what he looks like at the Puppy Reveal Party on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 6:00 pm SLT!



Tuesday, April 25, 2017


MUSKETEER PUPPY
HAS BEEN FOUND!!!

At 4:56 pm SLT, I got a phone call and was asked to check out photos of a dog that was picked out just for me.  After hearing about him and seeing him, I had only four words to say:  "THAT'S MY MUSKETEER PUPPY!!!!!!!!"

Musketeer will start his six to eight month service dog training tomorrow.  He is currently 7 months old.  He's a big guy for his age, very "sturdy", so will make an amazing mobility assistant as well as letting me know about blood sugar levels.

There *IS* a 10% chance he might fail some point of service dog training, but if that would happen, it would happen early on.

WHAT DOES HE LOOK LIKE???

The Puppy Reveal Party will be held Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 6:00 pm SLT.  If you have not received an invitation and would like one, please bop XMarieX Fairport on the head with an IM in SL and ask her!

THANK YOU for your
Prayers
&
Support!

~Marie & Musketeer~


Saturday, April 22, 2017


Preparing for a RL Fund Raiser

A RL friend of mine is putting a fund raiser together for hopefully in mid-June.  She's contacted a local TV station and is hoping to have the Humane Society and the main clinic there doing demos and such.  Also planning a bake sale & craft sale and a $3 Challenge.

Here's what I've been busy making so far:

The $3 Challenge:
We are challenging YOU to be part of the $3 Challenge (Three Musketeers... $3 Challenge for Musketeer Puppy - get it?), you can do so by doing one of the following and then challenge THREE of your friends to do the same:  


*  Donate to MUSKETEER THE DIABETIC ALERT DOG at any Wells Fargo Bank.

or...

*  Donate by going to THIS website and...
  1. Scroll to the bottom BLUE part of the page, 2nd from the right, CLICK on "PAYMENTS".
  2. CLICK "BUY NOW".
  3. In the "DESCRIPTION" box, type in MUSKETEER PUPPY, other wise funds can get lost.  Enter the AMOUNT.
  4. Choose PAY WITH PAY PAL or click PAY WITH DEBIT OR CREDIT CARD.
  5. Continue on the secured payment page.
THANK YOU
so much
for
Your PRAYERS,
TALKING TO ME
about how I'm doing while
going through this
and
Your FINANCIAL help
by RL donations,
SL L$ donations (750 L$ = $3),
Hiring Kiva & I to DJ,
Shopping at ~XM~ Designs,
Buying a Labrador Avatar,
Buying a Pup on a Blanket,
AND BY
TELLING OTHERS!!!

~Marie~

Friday, April 21, 2017


Got a call...  but not my Musketeer.

I received a call today from Diabetic Alert Dogs of America, saying they found a dog that basically has the temperament I was after, but not the coloring.  

I spent time looking at the photos and the video, trying to find room in my heart for this dog, but it just wasn't my Musketeer.  I really WANTED to like that dog, I tried to picture him in our lives, but ... it didn't feel right.  

I showed the children the photos and asked in a bubbly tone, "Is this Musketeer?".  They both immediately said, "No.".

Kiva reminded me that anything I work hard to try to like, never ends up to be something I truly actually like.  So I called D.A.D.A. back and told them I was sorry, that wasn't Musketeer.  They said that was FINE, that dog is VERY VERY perfect for the next person on the wait list.

I'm still on the top of the list, so I have the option of every dog, but I'm REALLY hoping and praying the next available dog will be my Musketeer Puppy, because saying "Sorry.." wasn't a happy thing to do.


Praying my Musketeer
will be found SOON!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017


NOW

#1

YES!!!

All of the directors and main dog trainers are currently in Las Vegas this week, testing the dogs that are about ready to graduate, making sure they are able to consistently alert to blood sugar lows and high blood sugar scents, are fully public access trained and meet all of the standards before they are brought to their humans.

D.A.D.A. (Diabetic Alert Dogs of America) will be looking for my dog (Musketeer Puppy) toward the end of this week/the beginning of next week.  AFTER they find the dog they believe will be the perfect match with me, they will send me photos and video and let me know why they feel it is a perfect match, THEN they will start training him to be my service dog.

We should know what Musketeer Puppy looks like in about 7 days!

As Always...

You can help by PRAYING for patience & wisdom for me.

AND/OR

DONATING......  Here's how:

*  Donate to MUSKETEER THE DIABETIC ALERT DOG at any Wells Fargo Bank.

or...

*  Donate by going to THIS website and...
  1. Scroll to the bottom BLUE part of the page, 2nd from the right, CLICK on "PAYMENTS".
  2. CLICK "BUY NOW".
  3. In the "DESCRIPTION" box, type in MUSKETEER PUPPY, other wise funds can get lost.  Enter the AMOUNT.
  4. Choose PAY WITH PAY PAL or click PAY WITH DEBIT OR CREDIT CARD.
  5. Continue on the secured payment page.


We have $11,560 to go,
but we're getting there!

~ THANK YOU ~

Thursday, April 6, 2017


~ Visit with the Local Fire Fighters ~

I had been watching "What I carry in my service dog's vest pockets" videos on YouTube at 2:00 am this morning and noticed something called File of Life.  Something I hadn't heard of before, so decided to find out what it was!

First responders are trained to look on the refrigerator of people's homes they are responding to, for a red FILE OF LIFE.  It's a plastic pocket with info card(s) filled out by the people of the house to give first responders a very quick look at what MIGHT be the reason they were called to the home, information of who to contact, allergies, etc.   

Many service dog handlers also have a copy of the card in their dogs' vest.  Service dogs can communicate a LOT to their handler, but aren't always able to tell first responders what their handler's medications or allergies are!  :)

While at the fire station to pick up our File of Life, I asked the group of first responders, "If you were needing to take someone to the hospital in your ambulance and they had a service dog... what would you do about the dog?"  Five of the fellows weren't sure and one spoke up, "Take the dog in the ambulance with its' human!"  YES!  I told them, "You'll also want to let the human know you have their dog, that the dog is there with them, because the service dog handler is going to be more concerned about their dog than they are about themselves."

I've been asked to come talk to our local fire fighters after Musketeer arrives!  I get to spread service dog education!


Tuesday, April 4, 2017


~ New Knowledge ~

The ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) is very clear when it comes to the laws regarding service dogs.  As long as they are not destroying property or causing complete and utter nuisance, service dogs are allowed EVERYWHERE that the public is allowed.

However...
In doing our research, we found out that churches are not considered "public places" according to federal law.  SO, that means churches can deny service dog access and be within their rights.

I didn't want to have to change RL churches, so decided to meet with our pastor to talk about service dog fund raising and ask if I'd be welcome to go to church with my service dog.  That meeting was held this morning.  

WONDERFUL news is that he had several people in mind who may be willing and wanting to assist with fund raising!

MORE WONDERFUL news is that YES, I will be welcome to go to church with my service dog!

BONUS WONDERFUL news is that the pastor made a donation toward bringing Musketeer Puppy home!  That COMPLETELY over whelmed me and humbled me.  It was a complete surprise... I NEVER EVER expected that.

When I got home, I prayed:
Dear Lord,
Thank you for this beautiful day!
Thank you for people who help!
Thank you for people who want to show me that I'm worth while.
Help me to someday believe it myself.
Amen.


Thursday, March 30, 2017



A Bit Closer
to
Finding out what
Marie's Service Dog
Looks Like!


Now #6 on the Wait List!

Thursday, March 23, 2017



Weekly Update

Now #8

WOOTNESS!


Diabetic Alert Dogs of America (D.A.D.A.) only need to locate 7 more dogs before they locate MY service dog!  They are going out to several breeders this coming weekend to pick up possible dogs for others.  

When it's my turn, they'll contact breeders and ask if any of their dogs is very low key, but wanting to learn and wanting to please.  

If a breeder says yes, the trainer will go to that breeder, put the dog through the "will you be a good service dog" tests (you can find these by different people on YouTube).  

IF the trainer feels that MY dog has been found, they will call me and let me know when the puppy was born (will be approx. 6 to 7 months old when they get him), who his parents are, why they feel he'll be a perfect match for me, etc.  They'll send me a certain link so I can view photos and watch videos of the dog.  If I agree that yes, that seems like Musketeer to me, they'll start training!  If I say no, not quite, they'll keep looking.  

D.A.D.A.'s dogs have a 90% success rate, BUT if at any time during training, they feel this dog isn't going to work out (if he totally is uncomfortable in public settings, for example), they'll say sorry, we have the wrong dog, we're going to look for your dog now.

YOU CAN KEEP HELPING!

How?

PRAYERS are a HUGE help!

Talk to me on SL!
(It's so hard to WAIT)

Organize a Fund Raiser!

Donate Funds ~ How?

1.  Purchase ~XM~ Designs items SL
2.  Donate toward Marie's Service Dog SL
3.  Hire Kiva & Marie to DJ your event SL
4.  Donate to MUSKETEER THE DIABETIC ALERT DOG
at any Wells Fargo Bank RL
5.  Donate to Diabetic Alert Dogs of America web site
by clicking on "PAYMENTS" on the lower right,
click "BUY NOW"
type in "MUSKETEER PUPPY" in the "DESCRIPTION"
(if you do not do this, funds can get LOST)
enter an amount and continue with your payment
information WHICH IS SECURE & PRIVATE!
IF you would like me to know that YOU helped, 
include your name after MUSKETEER PUPPY
on the description line.

THANK YOU SO MUCH!

Puppy Reveal Party will be happening
SOON!


Friday, March 17, 2017


Now #11


I've taken another giant step closer to finding out who my service dog will be and what he'll look like!  I'm currently #11 on the wait list!  HOW EXCITING!


Biggest Way To Help

1.  Go to this LINK.
2.  Bottom BLUE part of the page, 2nd from the right
Click "PAYMENTS"
3.  Click "BUY NOW"
4.  In the "DESCRIPTION" box, type:  MUSKETEER PUPPY
< Without typing in MUSKETEER PUPPY, funds can get lost >
5.  Enter the donation amount in the "PRICE PER ITEM" box
6.  Click "CONTINUE"
7.  Enter your payment information (TOTALLY PRIVATE!)
I will not know WHO donated unless you type in "From ...."
in the DESCRIPTION box.
You may put your SL name in if you wish


PRAY!
Kiva and I believe in the power of prayer.
If giving funds just isn't something you feel comfortable
doing at this moment, 
please PRAY.
Prayers for funding.
Prayers for wisdom.
Prayers for patience.
Prayers my health doesn't get too much worse while we're
waiting.

THANK YOU
for all of your
HELP
in getting Musketeer Puppy
the
Service Dog
HOME!

(We're planning a Puppy Reveal Party when we have the first
photos and video of Musketeer Puppy!
Keep watching for the announcement!)

Thursday, March 9, 2017



Nudging up on the wait list again!  I'm now #14!  

If you would like to find out more about Diabetic Alert Dogs of America, visit their web site by clicking HERE.  Their  phone number is on the web site if you'd like to talk with them directly.  You can also bop me on the head with an IM in Second Life to ask me!

Thank you for all of your encouragement!

XMarieX Fairport

Friday, March 3, 2017


Health & Getting Information

HEALTH
I had an appointment with my "Diabetic Eye Doctor" this week.  For the past two years, I've had a teeny tiny speck of diabetic damage to my eyes.  Something that they were going to watch closely.  

This week, my eye doctor told me, "There is NO damage at all due to diabetes!".  I hadn't realized that damage could correct itself.  I was told in some cases, esp. if it is very minor damage, it can heal itself.  HUZZAY!!!!  

My diabetic eye doctor heard I was working on getting a Diabetic Alert Service Dog and is SO THRILLED!  He told me about a friend of his who got a Service Dog two years ago and that friend's life has drastically changed for the better!  (His friend's dog cost $80,000 - makes Musketeer Puppy seem like a bargain at $15,000.  There are so many different training companies out there and their rates and services vary greatly.)


INFORMATION
If you would like to research Diabetic Alert Service Dogs, I encourage you to Google it (or how ever you do searches).  If you'd like to verify Musketeer Puppy, I invite you to call Diabetic Alert Dogs of America.  They'll be more than happy to explain what they do.  Everyone in their office knows of "Musketeer Puppy" because I've been working on this for almost two years!  :)  They'll let you know how you can help bring Musketeer Puppy home if you ask.  You can find their phone number on their web site HERE

THANK YOU FOR LOOKING!


Wednesday, March 1, 2017


We're getting closer to knowing who Musketeer Puppy is every week!  I had been told that they might be finding MY Service Dog THIS MONTH!  

So...   we are planning on having a MUSKETEER PUPPY REVEAL PARTY!

The invitations have been started...  we don't know the date YET...  But watch for THIS in group notices and hand delivered!



Looking forward to the
PUPPY PARTY!

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