Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Service dog changes life for autistic boy

This is a wonderful story from my home town paper.

A lovely family and the mom is my accountant. Last summer, they came to the community for help with the cost of getting the dog, $13,500 was raised.

Now the dog has arrived! Very sweet story.

From the Vashon Beachcomber:

In the classroom Monday morning, James and Comet already seemed like a team. After the dog’s introduction to the class, James sat at his desk, with Comet lying on the floor by his feet. The dog looked up at Mark and Raven, who held back in the shadows, but mostly he just settled in, apparently clear that this was his new assignment.

James, meanwhile, with his teacher’s help, began to write.

“I brought Comet,” he wrote. “I love Comet.”

He drew a picture — a simple rendition of a dog — and then wrote “DOG” in big, blocky letters next to it.

“Are you happy today?” Wilson asked him.

“Yes. Dog,” he answered.

“Me, too,” Wilson said, smiling broadly. “Me, too.”

3 comments:

Holly Nappi Collins said...

I love that story!! I love Golden labs too!! I would love to get my kids a golden lab, but our two cats might disagree!!

LetRVoiceBHeard said...

A wonderful article. I have a mix Collie and Golden Lab as a service dog and totally enjoy having him in my life. What more could one say having such a smart dog. lol.

jonsmom said...

Great story - thanks for linking me to it. I'll keep an eye on your blog.

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