Thursday, July 13, 2017

Two years of Transition

Dear loyal readers and visitors,
After two years of what seems like one endless transition Tanner and I finally feel like we have energy to share our stories and knowledge gained together. In the last two years Tanner and I have:
  • Became a team
  • Lived for a month in a hotel before our new apartment became available
  • Began working for our amateur Summit Assistance Dogs
  • Discovered new apartment really wasn't ground floor accessible and tried to make it work including having friends try to build a ramp
  • Moved in with friends for two months while we look for a new place 
  • Found and moved in to a new minimally accessible apartment where we lived along with some dogs in training and eventually our best friend again for a year and a half
  • Decided with said best friend to find and purchase a house. Which took looking at around 40 houses, putting in seven offers, and a little over six months.
So, again, we apologize for being gone so long, but hope you can understand.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Help Me Win a wheelchair adapted van!

Readers, I am trying to win a desperately needed new fully adapted wheelchair van so that I may continue my work as a service dog trainer. Please see my entry and vote for me from now until 5-31-16. You vote once a day everyday through 11:59pm 5-31-16.Thank you! http://www.mobilityawarenessmonth.com/entrant/melissa-mitchell-burlington-wa/

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Tanner and I made the newspaper

This article about Tanner and I in the Whidbey News Times today! We are about a month into our partnership.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Example of the of the Rigors of public access work

Shiloh surround by people and lying down calmly
Shiloh being pet by children
Shiloh being pet and surrounded while calmly holding a down