RE: Lourez Bullock has forwarded a page to you from Through a Dog’s Eyes

Agreed. I wasn’t going to say “emotionally
vested,” but that’s exactly what I thought. It takes two weeks to
just start the bonding in truth. What Malinda usually does is send the dog and
human go home together the first night. Sure, tough challenge, but it’s
essential that the person establishes himself as the dog’s god.

 

It bothered me that all the dogs started with the same training.
Dogs are like people in that their talents vary. If you assume that all
disabled people need dogs with the same skill sets, that limits your selection
of dogs. Yeah, retrievers are great for getting stuff, but even the show said
everyone needed different types of help. Lilly told Malinda very clearly that
she was no retriever, but let me be threatened by any stranger and she quickly
inserts herself.

 

From: Lourez Bullock
[mailto:lourez_bullock@sbcglobal.net]
Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2010 9:00 PM
To: royall@conchbbs.com
Subject: RE: Lourez Bullock has forwarded a page to you from Through a
Dog’s Eyes

 

I agree.  The approach of the organization is very
instinctive, on the part of the trainers, and “feel good”  – a
bit too emotional.  I felt for some of the parents, especially the mom of
twin boys with CP.  Just imagine the daily challenges.  The
expectations of some of the would-be owners were unrealistic, but some, like
Aiden, the boy with CP, were surprisingly intuitive in reading the dogs and, in
his case, discerning that the bond was insufficient.  I didn’t care
for the Canine Assistants founder saying the dog, Nadia, just freaked out when
exposed to the conditions in the home.  Aiden was very articulate is
sizing up what was really happening, stating it, and, while not wanting to
“hurt Nadia’s feelings” recognizing a change was
necessary.  Hope he makes it with his new companion.  The girl with
epilepsy, Destiny, seems to have a winner in Salsa.  Amazing how certain
dogs and alert to these seizures.  And the former athlete, Iraqi war
veteran injured in a motor accident seemed to truly be trying to give Wagner
the best life a dog could have.  I was concerned about that match at
first, but guy is really trying.

 

People in these organizations mostly mean well, but they are too
emotionally invested I think.  Anyway, there were some great dogs to
watch.

 

 


From: Scott Royall
[mailto:royall@conchbbs.com]
Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2010 8:33 PM
To: Scott Royall
Subject: RE: Lourez Bullock has forwarded a page to you from Through a
Dog’s Eyes

 

Ok, I saw the show, and it was as you expected. Sentimental. I
got the feeling that a lot of it is for the parents, and that’s fine.
But, I personally feel that the would-be handlers needed to older and more
self-confident. You can find a professor somewhere to support any theory, but
the reality is that dogs do come from a world where dominance is relevant.
Dominance doesn’t mean being mean, just looking like you’re in
charge. Like they said, dogs are very, very observant, but having the children’s
parents so involved could be confusing.

 

From: Lourez Bullock
[mailto:lourez_bullock@sbcglobal.net]
Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 2010 10:57 PM
To: royall@conchbbs.com
Subject: RE: Lourez Bullock has forwarded a page to you from Through a
Dog’s Eyes

 

Ah, but this is about real pups being trained with love to help
people with disabilities.  Sounds more uplifting than anything. 
Tears of joy, and all that.

There’s something very noble about that sort of trust and
partnership and bonding.  We know about those special bonds, don’t
we…….

 

 


From: Scott Royall
[mailto:royall@conchbbs.com]
Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 2010 10:06 PM
To: ‘Lourez Bullock’
Subject: RE: Lourez Bullock has forwarded a page to you from Through a
Dog’s Eyes

 

That’s why I usually avoid such shows.

 

From: Lourez Bullock
[mailto:lourez_bullock@sbcglobal.net]
Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 2010 9:16 PM
To: royall@conchbbs.com
Subject: RE: Lourez Bullock has forwarded a page to you from Through a
Dog’s Eyes

 

It says up at the top of the opening page.  Tomorrow,
Wednesday, April 21, 7 p.m. CST, Ch. 8..  I’m going to DVR it because
it looks like something I’ll want to see again.  Of course we
weepies will have to have the Kleenex handy.

 

 


From: Scott Royall
[mailto:royall@conchbbs.com]
Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 2010 4:35 PM
To: ‘Lourez Bullock’
Subject: RE: Lourez Bullock has forwarded a page to you from Through a
Dog’s Eyes

 

Doesn’t say when.

 

From: ThroughADogsEyes@tpt.org
[mailto:ThroughADogsEyes@tpt.org]
Sent: Monday, April 19, 2010 4:50 PM
To: royall@conchbbs.com
Subject: Lourez Bullock has forwarded a page to you from Through a Dog’s
Eyes

 

Through a Dog’s Eyes

Lourez Bullock thought you
would like to see this page from the Through a Dog’s Eyes web site.

Message
from Sender

Scott, I thought
you’d enjoy seeing some other wonderful service dogs.
Mom

The Film

Through
a Dog’s Eyes

will change the way you feel about your own dog. The documentary follows a
handful of people as they journey through the heartwarming and often
challenging process of receiving their service dogs.

Click here
to read more on our site

 

 

 

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