Justice Fetches the Phone

July 18, 2019

Jennifer was matched with Service Dog Justice in the summer of 2013. Since that time, they have shared many experiences together.

One of the most-frequently asked questions I get is “What does your Service Dog do for you?”

There are many stories I can tell, including this, which just happened the other day:

While scooting around my yard looking for caterpillars, I bent down to examine a leaf, but unfortunately, I was too close to a slope. My scooter flipped onto its side, partially pinning my right leg underneath it, and scattering the contents of the scooter basket down the slope. I asked my constant companion to “Fetch the phone!” that had skittered down the slope, and she did. I was able to call for help, and was back on the scooter within about 15 minutes. Without her help, who knows how long I would’ve been on the ground.

And that is one of the great services that my dog does for me.

Note to self: 1. Steer clear of slopes, 2. Keep the phone on me, and not in the scooter basket, and 3. I really, really appreciate my dog!