Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Seizure Response Dogs- Epilepsy Awareness

I thought I would give a shout out to all those amazing seizure response dogs out there!  We mostly see service dogs working for the blind but service dogs are used for so much more.  I remember seeing a seizure response dog shortly after I was diagnosed with epilepsy.  At that time I was not a dog lover though....shocking , I know!

A little short story about my old dog.

I had a hound mix that would run away if you dropped his leash. It was so annoying but my fancy seizure tricks changed that habit of his!  One morning I woke up and was feeling horrible. I looked at my hands and arms and I was all muddy and dirty. I asked my boyfriend what happened and he said I must of had a seizure. Apparently I took my dog outside in the morning had a seizure and got back in somehow.  I was amazed that he didn't run away. There was no way I would of held on to his leash.  When I felt better I went outside to check it out.  It was very apparent where I had it in the snow. There were no paw prints showing him walking away. From that day on he followed me everywhere. I got up, he got up. I went to the bathroom, he came with me.  etc. etc. etc

It's amazing how intuitive our furry friends are.

For this thumb I took the inspiration from the vests seizure response dogs where. Typically they are yellow with some holographic pieces.


  1. That is such a sweet story! Love the nails too!

  2. Really nice story, thank you for sharing. Love the nails! The dog's little prints are just way cute. I really need to get on doing this!!

  3. It's amazing how much dogs understand. Love your nail art!

  4. Another cute mani in this series...

  5. Hey Becca,

    I saw through Nicole gets Nailed that you were raising awareness for epilepsy. I think what you're doing is wonderful. I'm sorry that I didnt see this earlier but I have been so busy with other stuff that I havent been able to check out my blogroll much. :( I want to send you some love and let you know that I have created a mani using purple on my blog. x

  6. Aww Lariesa is so awesome, heart my nail girls!! Loved this story, my dog is seriously my heart and I love knowing that even though he doesn't listen he would hopefully do the same!! And a big ol yes to homework days!! I've been missing it yo

  7. I am so glad that you were okay!!! I never heard of seizure dogs before, that is truly amazing!!


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