Saturday, August 20, 2011

Going to the Dogs

I heard of a new program that  the local Veterans Service Officer is becoming involved with.   Dogs for Veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.  The dog is obedience trained, and afterwards goes through a short amount of specialized training.  The dog blocks people from approaching a Veteran from the back.  The dog will lay right on top of the Veterans feet if the Veteran is getting nervous and stressed out.

Those of us with pets, either dogs or cats know how great they are as stress relievers.

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Far Guy asked me to take photographs of all these military patches last weekend on one of the Eagle Staffs at the Pow Wow.

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Do you see the PTSD patch?  It says P.T.S.D.  ALL WOUNDS ARE NOT VISIBLE.

I see no end to our Military involvement in other countries.  It seems to me that we police the world. It is not fair that our best and brightest young men and women go to war.   Send in some of those fancy talking politicians from Washington DC for awhile:)

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17 comments:

  1. Great post ! Yes I agree send in the pencil pushers see how they do ! Have a wonderful day !

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  2. It is the best and brightest who are sacrificed to some political end. Just because it's always been that way doesn't mean it can't stop. I pray for it to end. Thanks for the picture of all those badges. I studied them for a while and am humbled at what they represent.

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  3. Fantastic post.

    I think they should all come home. If they must serve our country then let it be here. God knows we need the help.

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  4. Thumbs up!

    Sounds like a great program. Those of us with animals know how much power they have to influence our hearts!

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  5. I agree with Gail....and with, I believe it was Winston Churchill, who said, (to paraphrase), nursing mothers with children under 2 years of age should be in charge of the world. That would end all wars.

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  6. That is one powerful photo! It speaks volumes about service and sacrifices that so often go unacknowledged.

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  7. You are right. M. Lane

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  8. Great post. Our service men and women don't get the recognition they deserve.

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  9. I fully agree with you. These are countries that have never been at peace. They have neve had "democratic elections". We are in the situation of "No good dead goes unpunished." I know all of us support our troops. We're just not so sure about what got them there.

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  10. if there was some heavenly rule about whoever starts it has to be on the front line

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  11. "Far Side of Fifty" has been included in this weeks A Sunday Drive. I hope this helps to attract even more new visitors.

    http://asthecrackerheadcrumbles.blogspot.com/2011/08/sunday-drive_21.html

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  12. You are so right on...send ALL of the govement people over there. Would serve them right and we would keep our youth!

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com
    http://deltacountyhistoricalsociety.wordpress.com

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  13. Love the program, and I really agree with your ideas. Remember the world wars lost entire generations of intelligent wonderful people...sad.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

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