Sometimes when I go out, my service dog stays home.
Simmer down, and keep reading.
Yes, you read it correctly. My hard-working dogs get a night off for certain occasions. This time, it was because I was attending a wedding- so he would not be a distraction on the couple’s special day, and because I knew I would be surrounded by family and friends who could take care of me. While I don’t have an alert (advance warning before an episode) to caution me from my dog, I have humans who know where my medications are, and which ones I’m likely to need. My husband can easily carry me out of the way to a private place to recover. It’s not ideal, and I do have to change how I medicate myself for the evening, but it can be done.
It does not make me any less disabled.
There is nothing illegal or ethically wrong with the choice; and it is (as it should be) solely my decision to make. #DisabilityAwareness #DifferentlyAbledAndProud