All about Chinook
Dogs help humans in so many ways. They help with companionship, with tasks that they carry out for us and sometimes they help make every day living much easier. Perhaps the best demonstration of this fact is when dogs help people with disabilities. Many of us have seen dogs helping blind people and many have heard of dogs that feel when a seizure in an epileptic person is about to occur and then protect them from injury. Dogs can also help aid autistic children and parents of autistic children in many ways as well. Recent studies suggest that the prevalence of autistic children in Canada may be 1 in 165 children or higher. Therefore, many people may well personally know of an autistic child in their extended family, or know of friends or acquaintances that have an autistic child. So how can dogs help these autistic children?
The National Service Dogs (NSD) organization in Ontario Canada, is one of the best organizations that specifically help train dogs to make the lives of autistic children better. You might be wondering how a service dog can be useful to autistic children
- Marie-Helene Marcoux
- Province, Country:
- ON, Canada
- Bichon Frise
- Date of Birth:
- 26 January 1999
- Date of Death
- 7 February 2006
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My beloved Chinook. You were with me for only 7 years, but together, we beat the odds! At 2 years only, we had to have you operated for bladder stones, but it took more than 4 years to have them come back. During that time, we took every moment together to play, laugh, eat and sleep. I know you loved Agility more than anything and I know that in Heaven, you now have all the jumps, a-frames, tunnels and fields to run your little legs off.
You will always be in my heart and none other will be like you. I miss you terribly, but I know I did the right thing. The last few days we had together, I know you were making every effort to follow me everywhere, but you just weren't feeling very well.
I will remember your smilling face, because no matter what, you always had your little beaming face looking up at me. I just couldn't say no to you... ever! You brought sunshine in my life, warmth and affection. You always knew how to comfort me or make me laugh. If I could turn back the wheels of time, I would keep you by my side ...forever!
Until we meet again my little precious guy.