Today was a beautiful day in Pennsylvania, despite the gloom and doom reported by the weather channels. I got up this morning thinking I was going to be inside all day. To my surprise, it was a perfect day to Shop!!!. So I got Bella ready and off we went. We stopped at the Palmer Park Mall and went inside to start our adventure.
When we got inside Bella went straight for her favorite store- the local Pet Store. As we entered the store, I noticed another service dog sitting by a gentleman in a wheel chair. The dog was a beautiful black lab named “Freedom”. Freedom stood up as soon as he saw Bella. They greeted each other and then sat down nearby. The gentleman and I did our “meet and greet” , while the dogs were relaxing.
It amazes me that, in this setting with puppies all around, barking and jumping, these two working dogs were calm, cool, and quiet.
It takes a lot of work to train a service dog, but it is so worth it. I am proud that I can say that I have a beautiful, loyal, and very well trained service dog.
BELLA, I LOVE YOU!!!