Sunday, May 2, 2010
My Achilles Tendons are finally starting to heal after along battle with severe txendentis. I haven't been able to walk without pain for nearly a year. Walking is my preferred form of exercise. I live in a very beautiful and rural part of Washington State. Its a shame not to be able to explore its natural beauty. I'm still in backless shoes but able to walk about 2 miles of flat road way with the dog. No hills yet.
I have a new dog, a Golden Retriever and Australian Shepherd mix. He is now 4 months old and on his way to becoming my mobility assistance service dog. He is very smart and eager to learn and has a need to please. He looks like a black Golden Retriever with a tiny bunny tail. He will learn to fetch items and carry things for me in a doggy pack saddle. He will also be able to help me up out of a chair when needed and steady me when walking. So far he knows his name, my whistle, sit, and lay. We are still working on fetch he will go after what I send him for and bring it back to me some times. Sometimes he wants to play with the item first. So far he think "stay" is not so fun to do. By next spring we will be going to the city park and drawing the sail boats mored in the harbor.