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3 Responses to “Peggy-Tomo”

  1. Penny Says:

    With Tomo’s (Peggy) first birthday fast approching, I thought I’d give you an update and some pictures to post.

    Tomo’s training as a service dog has progressed to the point where she now goes to work with me. She has already saved me, twice, from injury, providing balance and stability on the snow and ice and uneven surfaces. We are preparing for her maiden airplane trip in a week. We will be flying to Anchorage, and going to a piano concert, while there.

    She is very friendly and loves my grandchildren. She recently went with me and two of my grandchildren to the museum. She likes going to the movies and will even watch parts of the movie. She like to watch “Dogs With Jobs” and “The Dog Whisperer” on TV, too. Because of my degernerative joint disease, I can’t exercise her as much as she needs, so she walks on the treadmill every day.

    The two most common questions/comments I get from strangers, when we are out, are: “What kind of dog is she?” and “She’s so pretty!”.

    She has become a beloved, constant companion for me.

  2. Penny Says:

    Tomo is 5 months old now and has started her service dog training. She will be helping me with mobility and stability. She is doing very well with her training. She is in basic obedience training right now. As a Service Dog: in training, she goes shopping with me, to the grocery store and Farmer’s Market, and has even gone into a couple restaurants, so far. She’s become a wonderful companion and will, someday, be a great help to me with tasks like picking up things and bringing them to me, and bracing me on snow and ice and uneven surfaces.

    She loves to play and loves everyone, especially children. She likes to go for walks on the bike trail. She already knows that when I say, “Get your toy” it’s time to play. She’ll go get a toy and we’ll “wrestle” and play a mild form of tug-of-war. She also likes to go for rides in the car.

  3. Penny Says:

    I choose to name “Peggy” Tomo. It means “friend” in Japanese. She has already won my heart! She is a lovely puppy with a calm temperament.

    I picked her up yesterday and after staying at a hotel overnight, drove home today (a 7 1/2 hr trip). She wore her seat belt harness in the seat next to me and traveled very well. Once home, she explored the snow outside. She didn’t quite know what to make of it at first, but I think, she’s enjoying it now!

    I look forward to a long and loving relationship with her!

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