I'm a 16 year old type 1 diabetic. I don't feel blood sugar highs and lows anymore, so I have a service dog named Shyla who tells me when I need to check my sugar. I tried taking her to school with me, but the kids harassed (sometimes even hit) us both everyday. The principal and vice principal wouldn't do anything about it, so now I have no choice but to switch schools. I get to go to my new school in January.
Aside from all that junk, I love horseback riding and playing volleyball. I have a 30 something year old quarter horse. I cant ride her anymore, so I ride my neighbors horses. I have absolutely no fear when it comes to horses. Amazingly, I've been bucked off, stepped on, bitten, and stepped on by a bucking horse, and I still have no fear.
I also have 3 dogs (including the service dog) and a rat. Yes, I said it, a rat. She's 2 years old and adorable. Her name's Cinnamon. The dogs are Ratchet and Clank. Like the video game. You can blame my older brother for that.
For my brothers birthday, we went out to eat at Red Lobster. There I met another diabetic, who asked all sorts of questions about my diabetic alert dog, Shyla. While we were still waiting for a table, Shyla alerted and when I checked my blood sugar, it was 51! I told my mom and she told one of the employees. The girl kindly brought me a kids cup of orange juice and a cheddar cheese biscuit. None of the employees seemed to mind Shyla being there either. And they certainly didn't have to give me anything when my blood sugar was low. That was just a random (not to mention life saving) act of kindness.
Usually businesses don't like Shyla accompanying me since I'm clearly not blind. It was nice to have such friendly service!
I'm a type 1 diabetic. I have a service dog that tells me when my blood sugar is off since I cant feel it anymore. Her name is Shyla. She's a 2 year old German Shepherd/Collie mix.
Shyla has put up with harassment every day since school started. That's 4 months. Kids have barked at her, growled at her, jumped at her trying to get her to bark, pushed her, shoved her into the wall, and even went as far as to hit her and call it an accident. These people irritate me to no end. You can't hit a dog (even if it is a service dog) everyday and expect it to never defend itself. Honestly, it's pretty ludicrous to be provoking a DOG to begin with. They have teeth and claws. They could seriously hurt you.
I absolutely love music as I know many do... it serves as a background for my life, I feel... it either encourages or convicts and that is why I only listen to Christian music, with few exception.... I have really enjoyed getting to know Barlow Girl music, and love, love it!!! Great job, and such a blessing! I have 3 teenage sons, with 2 of them involved in some way in music!
Just want to say Thank you to the girls for following their gifts and talents that the Lord has so graciously given to them, and for not giving up on what they feel the Lord leading them to say in the music! Always a very relevant message, not only to young girls, but to us older ones as well... we all have had struggles, and some of us come full circle a little later than others!
I have been listening to "Another Journal Entry" lately, and I love the Psalm 73 song that the girls do with Todd Agnew! I would LOVE to hear them collaborate again!!!!!
In HIS Grace!
Submitted by signedchicago on Tue, 12/08/2009 - 4:08pm
A big snow storm is about to hit, and everyone's talking about having a snow day tomorrow. I love snow days, because then I don't feel guilty for staying home during the week. And I believe that in order to get a snow day, you must do the following four things:
1. Wear your pajamas inside out.
2. Open your freezer door and do the chicken dance in front of it.
3. Flush an ice cube down the toilet.
4. Sleep with a spoon under your pillow.
That, my friends, will earn you a snow day. Hopefully.