Monday, August 28, 2006

Koda and Rusty

Minnesota Worker Series: Koda and Rusty are two workers of a different sort! On Sunday I noticed a woman with both of these Service Dogs at the St. Paul Farmers' Market. She told me a little bit about the program, helped by many volunteers: ''Helping Paws service dogs promote self-sufficiency and empower people with physical disabilities. The dogs are not just companions; they are hardworking partners that allow many of the graduates to live more free, unconstrained lives both at home and in public. The dogs not only help with daily living tasks but also give added confidence and renewed self-esteem. The friendship and companionship of a Helping Paws service dog is priceless." (http://www.helpingpaws.org/)

9 comments:

  1. such noble dogs!

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  2. Never been a fan of dogs. But I like the story here.

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  3. I love the idea of the program and I love these two dogs!

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  4. Wonderful! Good pooches, good photo :)



    Sit Ubu, sit :)

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  5. Beautiful Goldies! Yes, I too am always impressed whenever I see guide dogs at work.

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  6. But I wonder why they're wearing Halties. I only use that when my dog is really giving me a hard time.

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  7. Cristina, They are wearing their "halties" because the market does not welcome dogs. Because they are service dogs, I'm sure they are allowed, but with some restrictions. This is one thing I do NOT like about our country; while in Europe I've always loved that dogs are welcome everywhere, stores, markets, shops. Seems very civilized to me!!

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  8. I have a Golden. They are great dogs.

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  9. kewt doggies!!!

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