Who Am I?

I am a Veteran of Desert Shield/Storm and Combat Veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom with duty in Afghanistan 2003 – 2004.

Lifetime member of: AMVETS, DAV, IAVA, JWV, VFW, WWP

During my retirement from the US Army, after 26 years of serving our country, my case manager recommended I get a service dog.

The case manager tells me the service dog can help me, because of my lower extremity injuries and PTSD, with picking up dropped objects, mobility and be there when I have nightmares.

Meet Lizzy, my service dog from ECAD’s. Educated Canines Assisting with Disabilities and breeder PAALs Palmetto Animal Assistance Life Services .

Please join us in our adventures and journeys together as a Team.

19 thoughts on “Who Am I?

    • thanks stephanie, hugs back. i appreciate the link, all this legal talk gets my head spinning. i do believe we need some form of regulation.. unfortunately we have people passes their dogs off as service dogs with out the formal/proper training. we as veterans need to cover our backs and protect the rights. thanks again.

  1. Nice to find another balabusta warrior with a yid service dog. My PTSD service dog, Wolpe (named in honor of the pioneering PTSD psychiatrist, Joseph Wolpe), comes from the amazing South Jersey organization, semperfido.org It would be great for you to add them to your list. Lisa and Brian Berg are decorated retired K9 cops who with their incredible trainer staff train and match rescue dogs and wounded warriors through a 6+ month training program. I owe them a debt of profound gratitude.

    • hi nice to meet another yid with a sd also. thanks for the info next update will add them. much appreciated. have an easy week. thanks for stopping by my blog. take care..update..added a link..

  2. Firstly, thank you for dedicating your career to keep the rest of us safe. I’m not even American, but I can still value what you did. As for Lizzy, what a superb idea. Enjoy your time together sir.

    Second, you decided to join the small clan of Uncle Spike followers, sometimes known as The Spikey’s…. That makes me a happy blogger now – I really appreciate you making that special mouse click.

    Hope you like my upcoming posts and if you get bored one day, maybe you’ll enjoy trawling through some of my older stuff too.

    If you have any likes, dislikes or suggestions about my blog, just let me know, either through ‘comments’ or via email. Always welcome reader input 🙂

    Have a great old day…
    UNCLE SPIKE

  3. Hi, Leslie! Just wanted to touch base with you this week. I have read the online update on the law re: service animal relief areas at airports, but I’m going to have to do some more research to find something more recent than 2011 (or is that the most recent information?).

    In the meantime, I would like to interview you, as a traveler on a commercial airplane today, so I will send those questions to you via your personal email.

    No rush to answer (this is a little more complicated than I thought). 🙂 Thank you! D

  4. Hi, I learned about you and Lizzy through your interview on AirportsMadeSimple. The interview definitely helped me to better understand how to best handle meeting up with someone with a service animal. Thanks to both you and D for a great article! Also, thank you very much for your service to our country, and best of luck to you and Lizzy!

    • hi alex. thank you for stopping by my blog, feel free to browse and comment. your welcome. all about education. may your next encounter with a service / guide dog be a positive experience. have a good week. L/L

  5. Hi Leslie, I read of you and Lizzy on D’s AirportsMadeSimple site. You are an amazing and inspiring woman. And Lizzy is one beautiful, intelligent friend to have. Enjoy your wonderful friendship together.

    • hi, thank you for your kind words and stopping by my blog. much appreciated, i am very lucky to have lizzy in my life. feel free to look around and ask questions. have a good week. L/L

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