These days, she has become a rock in my life. We are getting her a new backpack that is easier for me to get into so she can be my purse. She is also going to become a people and item retriever for me.
What I discovered today is that she is also an alert dog. I was extremely stressed out from everything and my pain medicine was wearing off. I started feeling crappy and Dixie came over and started pawing at me and licking my face. Then she went to the door and whined, then came back to me to sit by me and lick my face. I took my Ativan and the episode only lasted 20 minutes. I hadn't even started thinking about this kind of assistance training but it seems Dixie is a natural at this.
The paperwork comes this week. I think Dixie will be certified in a month or two. I am so thankful we work well together and that she learns so quickly.