My caring Rottie hera
by Jolene Van Horn
(Sandstone Mn, Usa)
I had just had surgery back in 2007 and came home tired, sore and chilled. I laid down on the couch with my trusty Rottie, Hera, Watching me from the floor.
After awhile I had drifted off to sleep, sore and shivering ( perhaps a side effect of the anesthesia?) At any rate, Hera grabbed the blanket that I had used to cover HER up and put it on me while I tried to warm myself on the couch, too sleepy to head for my own bed.
Then she used her muzzle to "tuck" me in, making sure the edges of the blanket secured me. She repeated this procedure when the blanket fell to the floor. If I got up to use to bathroom, Hera was right there guiding me to the bathroom.
The amazing thing is, this dog has had NO service dog training whatsoever. She has found lost items for me such as my knee wraps, opens her own Christmas presents, stays with me when I am very sick, etc. If she wasn't 7 yrs old I would have her trained as my service dog because she is so extremely smart,helpful and the most caring friend I have ever had :)
I LOVE MY DOG!