It's true! I might be getting a PD service dog (witih the emphasis on MIGHT)!! I passed the written application phase, which included writing two essays and filling out a bunch of other papers. After about 2 wks., they called me and want me to come in for a face-to-face interview, which is scheduled for next Wed., 7/25. I'm being cautiously optimistic... don't want to get my hopes up too much.
The interview is at the training facility up in Pennsylvania; about a 3 hr drive. So, I would appreciate you thoughts, prayers, good vibrations, use of the runes, or whatever other positive "stuff" you can send my way for both the interview and the drive to go well (I plan to drive up and come back the same day) .
This organization has trained service dogs for PD people in the past. Mostly labs. It's a 1.5 to 2 yr process from when they say "yes" to actually getting the dog. it takes that long to train them (maybe longer to train ME! Ha!).
As I said, I am trying to be no more than cautiously optimistic...so as to soften the crushing blow of disappointment that will descend on me if it doesn't happen.
Thanks for you positive thoughts, etc.