Crystal The Big White Dog

πŸ”ΉTask trained service dog for my vaccine injury survivor πŸ’ͺ πŸ”ΉNot all disabilities are visible πŸ‘Š πŸ”ΉValley of the sun 🏜 ☟Like me on FB!☟

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Hello all! So I had further questions on my last post as I kind of rushed through it and left out some details. I am indeed looking for my next prospect. And yes of course Crystal will stay with me for the rest of her life, I've had her since she was a puppy and that's not gonna change! We are imprinted on each other as I got her when I was 15. I owe the same loyalty to her as she has shown to me. Crystal was given to me as a Christmas present and was from a breeder. It would be so easy to just get my prospect from a breeder but I cannot bring myself to do it when there are hundreds of thousands of perfectly able pups in shelter. I of course have no opinion on where others get their pets from as we all have different challenges and not everyone can go through the sometimes painstaking process to choose the right shelter and pup. I do however want a Giant Schnauzer. Not too small, not too big. Amazingly diverse temperment​, and sound build. Also not too flashy like Crystal πŸ˜‚ she can be quite the head turner. I probably won't update every step of the process as it can be a bit tedious but I will let you know the highlights! .
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Update: I have been meaning to write this for so long and have been getting questions about it and Crystal has indeed retired. She actually retired before she got sick. She will be 8 in a couple months and had shown her first signs of arthritis. It was very subtle and is none existent with joint meds but is time to let her be a dog. People aleays hate to hear about retirements but it is part of tge job. She was incredible and arose to every challenge I gave her. I couldnt ask for a better service dog and the chances of finding one as good as she was may be difficult. As for me and my health, it is and has not been the best and without Crystal my leaving the house has decreased quite a bit. I do nothing outside of work. I have been working a lot and am proud of myself for holding my jobs down with the state of mind I can tend to be in. It's not all bad though, my spirituality and faith has improved which as helped me to be stronger. Crystal is healed from her infections and actually is healthier than before she got sick! All of the wholistic suppliments and extra love has really helped her. Thank you for reading and thank you to all our friends and fallowers who are patient with us during tough times! Love you all πŸ’–

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Crystal is still improving, eating well and playing! I have been babying her for weeks so now that she is getting better she is trying to get away with everything πŸ˜… just the way I like it! This little kitten who has been staying with us till his family is ready for him LOVES Crystal. He stayed by her side the whole time she was sick πŸ’•
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Puppy breath ❀🐢❀

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Update^ (ignore the rant at the end, it was driected tward close friends and family)

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Update^

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Miss Mimzy is so cute β€πŸ€β€

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Update ^

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We have a visitor! I am pet sitting this kitten and she is adorable with Crystal ❀ Update: C is still improving and has regained her full mobility and is even eating better. Her fallow up appointment will let us know the status of the infection.

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UPDATE: Hello all! Sorry for the late update, I lost my phone and could not log in. I am happy to report that we were able to sign up with CC and get Crystal to the ER. I was very worried because the way she was moving was making me think she had hip dysplasia. She had an X-ray and the good news was, her hips are in great condition. Bad news, she had Pyometra. She was prescribed antibiotics but if she did not improve, she would need surgery. Surgeries can be high risk for giant breed dogs and I avoid it at all costs. Thanks to your prayers and love and antibiotics, Crystal has improved quickly. She is still not 100% but she is on the upside. She has a fallow up appointment soon so we can see how she is doing. Thank you to anyone who showed their concern, I always remember those who were there during the bad times, not just the good ones ❀

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Ah it has been blazing hot here in AZ so we took a trip to the river today! The river we went to is connected to the Colorado river so tge water is nice and cool ☺
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Proof that Crystal assumes that any blanket on the floor is there for her, even if it's tiny πŸ˜… I will use this to my advantage when training the "place" command where the dog is trained to go to a specific spot. It is uses a lot in agility and obedience and will come in handy for us!
**Sorry to our followers and friends for yet another hiatus!! I will give an update in a later post.
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You'd have to be a sociopath to say no to these puppy eyes πŸ‘€
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Sorry for the inactivity, lots of life things going on including my heart rat passing away πŸ™ I swear this rat thought it was a dog, had no idea rats could be this smart loyal. She got excited when I got home just like a dog woild and loved to be tickled πŸ’•πŸ€πŸ’•

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#ThrowbackThursday to when one of the event photographers at the @holidaypetfestival caught a pic of me sleeping with my ear in my water bowl πŸ˜…πŸ˜… Gotta stay paparazzi ready 😎
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"Mom says everything the light touches is my kingdom πŸ˜‹" πŸ˜…
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One of the babies I'm keeping from the litter ❀ He is a min me of his mom who is my heart rat and the only dumbo! I wasn't expecting to get a dumbo in the litter but here he is! I am having a hard time naming him so name suggestions are welcome! .
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Crystal: "Sorry fellas, this roads closed"
Drivers: "What's the occasion?"
Crystal: "I'm standing here."
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You haven't experienced social awkwardness until you've walked into a tiny, packed waiting room with a 175lb dog. I've discovered that the more casual I act, the more casual other people act. Just human nature I suppose. Despite what people may think, it isn't "fun" to take your dog almost everywhere with you. Sometimes it can be inconvenient and complicated, but we do it because we need to. This life should not be glamourized. Sure, it's fun to get cool patches and gear and take funny pictures on our adventures; but at the end of the day this life style is not always easy. You have to deal with people treating you differently (both people you know and don't), people invading your privacy, excluding you, and sometimes even harassment. It's anything but glamorous but I'm happy to deal with the BS that comes with the territory. You know why? Because if it weren't for this dog, I wouldn't even be able to leave the house in the first place. And thats the life!
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Update: Crystal seems to have fully recovered. I am 85% sure she was sick because we switched her food. Crystal has been on the same high quality, grain free kibble since she was a puppy. The brand we use has recently come out with a new line of grain free dog food that was supposed to be more cater toward specific nutritional needs of a dog. She got sick a couple days after we had her on it and now that I have stopped giving it to her, she has no more diarrhea and is even trying to play. I will still keep an eye on her though. Thank you to everyone who showed their concern! We are glad to have friends in you all ❀

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The polar bear is not feeling well πŸ˜•She was already pulled from work for an ear infection but yesterday she was pooping all day and seemed to be in some type of pain or agitation. I almost called off work, but like I said I just started the job so I had my boyfriend check on her while I was gone. She seemed to be doing much better last night and is now sleeping this morning. The vet can't see her till next week so I'm just going to watch her and hope she improves. Not having a dog to work for me sucks, but having my sweet girl not feel well sucks even more. I HATE when my baby is not herself πŸ˜• I will update you all later today when she has woken up and I have been able to observe her

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Rattie kisses are the best kisses πŸ’‹
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Update on the babies: They have grown! They just opened their eyes and ears last week and have been crazy little fellas! They are starting to show personalities and are trying to eat solid foods.
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Phew! I finally have a chance to post! Life update: One of the reasons I have been so busy is because I was offered not one, but TWO dream jobs!! I was so elated because things have been dificult for me for a while. A while back I couldn't work at all because of the state of my health. (Anxiety disorders and harmful medication). The first job is as an art instructor for a studio that does art classes!! The other job is in patient care in medical marajuana!! I understand marijuana is still controversial because of how little the general public knows about it. In getting certified to work in the mmj industry, I learned about so many different ways it can help people. The sad thing is, because of the ignorance surrounding mmj, sick people are paying for it. In the patient care class I took there were mostly very sick people were to learn how to take care of themselves because the system failed to make the info available to them. People with MS, diabetes, fibro, cancer, just to name a few. Mmj was one of the ONLY things that made it possible for me to get off my harmful medication. Anyway, I have been busy taking classes and just had a 12 HOUR training shift at the art studio. I had never worked that hard in my life but I loved it. I am waiting for my schedule at the studio to be established before I start applying to jobs in the mmj industry. I know it sounds like I am biting off more than I can chew and I probably am. But I can do this! πŸ’ͺ Crystal will not be working with me at the studio but possibly at my other job depending. I probably won't be able to post as good content as usual, but I will still be posting when I can. Update on the rat babies coming later today!
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Hi all! I apologize if I don't get back to your messages and comments right away. I like to answer as many questions and comments as I can and stay active with my friends accounts as much as possible! We are very busy right now but I'll be back on top of things on this account as soon as I can, Just know I am not ignoring anyone!
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