it has been almost 1 and 1/2 years now that lizzy and i are a service dog team, one would think by now the people in my neighborhood would know now and accept me and my service dog for who we are, still find it troubling living here in crown heights brooklyn, the lack of kindness, disrespect, etc… the list can go on. my ptsd doc wants to know what is happening and why i go run off to fla to hide. one day will invite my ptsd doc come join us for a day in the life of a frum, orthodox jew, and combat soldier with her service dog. it is hard to ignore the negative comments, the dirty looks, the staring….been working on myself to turn off my hearing and seeing. some days it works. most days not. i try to be considerate and respectful, thinking i am asking too much from people for the same in return.