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  1. Jeanette Carr
    November 17, 2014 @ 4:30 pm

    I know it has been two years, but I would love to know how poor Lola got on re her surgery and the dogs. This lady sounds as though she has/had a really rough go, and it is very upsetting to me to read her comments.


  2. Lola
    November 4, 2012 @ 12:46 pm

    To Becky: Thank you for your concern, mine as well. Both my dogs weigh in over 100 lbs. They are still frisky and get excited seeing new people and meeting new people. e.g., if you came to my home I would have to say to them “Boys, this is Becky, she is my friend, I want you to remember her name and know that she is my friend. Keep the name Becky in your heads, she is my friend…the name is Becky boys!” Then they would smell your hand, and get up and give hugs and kisses to you, they do that to everyone after they meet anyone new. The reason for the concern with the doctors is that they persay don’t have a problem with my dogs, they have a problem that some patients are very fragile, very ill, and they are concerned after my knee surgeries that until I can walk they would be all over me like glue. And they would…long story short, yesterday, I still don’t have any electric or heat, or food in my home. My dogs and two cats are staying in my room with me. My dogs never, ever growl. And laying on the floor, “Rusty” is bigger than “Dusty” was having this low growl. Which took me by surprise. I had my door shut, but my son had just gone out to get gas for the two generators. I thought he forgot something and when I called out his name, no response. I opened up the bedroom door, and the next thing I knew, Rusty and Dusty ran past me and attacked one of two intruders. And Rusty hung onto this guy for dear life drawing a lot of blood. Anyway, the other guy ran out the door and up the street, and I fearing that my dog would be with a knife or gun would harm my dog…the guy is screaming at the top of his lungs, get your f……dog off of me. I wouldn’t do it by command or otherwise. I waited until my dog got the man outside, and then I took charge, by grabbing my dog’s collar and the guy running up the street. My dog was practically dragging me down to the ground, going after this guy. Anyway, the neighbor called the police, the police checked on me, caught the guys, they’ve been arrested, one is in the hospital and you get my drift.

    Once I’m in the hospital and rehabilitation I will be on medication that knocks me out. I will have no ability and no one else will there either to control my dogs. As they are trained by vocal commands, and sign language. It would take anyone months to work along with me and the dogs. That is why if I’m out cold, the doctors won’t allow the dogs with me. And that is the only reason. I understand where they are coming from but we have to be realistic.

    Suzanna thank you for your message which I got late last night. Trying to stay warm and under blankets, I wrote an e-mail back to you a little while ago.

    I’m closing here ladies, this room is frigid, I’m frigid, and need to get back to my animals in the other room that are keeping the bed warm for me. Thank you both for your concern. Just keep me in your prayers.

    Peace, joy & love,


  3. Suzanna
    November 3, 2012 @ 10:26 pm



  4. Lola
    November 1, 2012 @ 8:09 pm

    I wept uncontrollably when I saw this picture. I have two service dogs, and when I was in the hospital for two weeks about a month ago, my one dog loss so much weight and my other dog was so excited to see me, he gobbled down food and water and became violently ill. And it troubles me now that in January I’m having two knee replacements done and I’ll be gone for about twenty days and I’m more upset about that then the surgery itself. I’m so concerned about my service dogs, I can’t think about myself. They are brothers and stay together and with me, we are a team, we are one, we are always together. They won’t allow them in the hospital and the rehabilitation center because they are four years old and still frisky. We have to worry about the other patients. I’m praying for an answer from God and soon. Dogs do miss their masters, and trust me, they won’t die in front of you if they are ill, they will wait until you leave the room and slip quietly away. I know from experience, and that is heartbreaking as well.


    • Becky
      November 3, 2012 @ 9:50 pm

      Lola – I would check AGAIN with your doctor about the dogs being w/you. THEY ARE SERVICE DOGS and are/will be part of your rehab. If they are service dogs, I don’t see why they are not allowed to be with you. They are your hands and feet. They are part of you (they are your rehab). Ya gotta talk to the people in charge….convince your doctor of them being with you every step of your rehab…cuz if not –


  5. Joyce
    November 1, 2012 @ 5:55 pm

    At my Grandfather’s wake, I held his dog Prince over him in the coffin and Prince’s tears poured down on him. Everyone in the room sobbed uncontrollably. Prince couldn’t lie on my Grandfather’s grave because it was a few miles away but he laid by his empty bed and hardly ate or drank. He was dead within a month.


  6. Suzanna
    November 1, 2012 @ 12:23 pm

    I started crying ..but you know dogs do miss their owners. Did any of y’all see the German Sheppard that found his owner’s grav( he had never been to it). It was on the news. He stays at the cemetery.


  7. Lynn
    November 1, 2012 @ 10:19 am

    Breaks my heart…


  8. Jean H
    October 31, 2012 @ 10:52 am

    Oh My, this is so sad.


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