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- May 30, 2011
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AboutI am disabled and live my dog Inca. I had her since 4 months old and trained to help me around the house.
I was deaf since age 16 so she was first taught to alert me to sounds. Then I had mobility difficulties and first started using mobility scooter when she was around 2yrs old.
She is 14 years old now and retired. I have a collie now called JJ who I trained to take over from her.
He alerts me to textphone, microwave ping, smoke alarm, doorbell etc. Also can get things out of washing machine and dryer, carries peg basket for me into garden, helps with undressing and getting socks/underwear out of bottom drawer or putting them in when putting away laundry.
My furbabies are my lifeline and gives me something to get up for everyday.
I work voluntarily at home now as had to take medical retirement. I research Assistive Technology and other elements of living with disability for the sites I help run for Rare Muscle Disorders and Cerebellar Ataxia's.