Veteran Jerry uses a wheelchair to navigate through his daily life. He and 3½ year old Golden Retriever, Storm, work together like a well-oiled machine. Storm is always present at Jerry’s side and assists him with his daily activities, which enables Jerry to be independent.
Jerry recently sent this e-mail to VMF’s lead trainer. “There are many things Storm likes to do. His favorite is getting me ready for a bath. I can’t remove my pants or socks so Storm has a way of helping.
First I kick my shoes off and he picks up one shoe at a time and gives it to me to place on the counter. Next he pulls off my pants one leg at a time and hands them to me. Then he pulls off my socks and gives them to me. The final step is to retrieve clean clothes, first the socks and finally the pants.
Storm absolutely loves helping but I find it interesting when he helps with my bath, everything has to be done in specific order. Storm continues to be amazing!”