DANIELLE TRIXIE PICS
After joint surgery, no dog is returned to service. A friend of ours, disabled by a spinal injury and confined to a wheelchair, had such a singular and wonderful relationship with his first assistance dog now passed away that he has said, given the choice of never having been disabled or never having known that dog, he would choose the dog and therefore the disability. What does that say about the potentially profound nature of the human-dog bond? The following nine years were the best of our lives.