Dollie Doodle Therapy Dog

dollie  We love our GoldenDoodle named Dollie. She has become our Therapy dog for Brent.  She is precious and just turned 1 year old.  She is starting to notice Brent more which excites me cause I know this is going to be so great for my son.

Brently is paraplegic and has severe spasticity in his arms and legs causing him to be so tight that it is hard trying to get those muscles and nerves loose enough to relax and that’s where Dollie comes in.  It may only help for a few minutes or a little while but it is so well worth it to watch him be at ease as I am stretching and doing as much physical therapy  as possible. He struggles with this every single day so him relaxing and playing with Dollie is worth seeing him be happy and enjoy his dog.

Example: While Brent is laying down, She will go to him and lay down and cover his legs and waist with her body and it calms him down.  It is the most amazing thing to watch.  She lets Brent pull on her fur and rub her and it’s such great therapy for him.  BrentanDollie

Another example: When Brent is not feeling good and it’s a bad day, Dollie will lay her head on Brent’s legs to calm him while he is sitting in his chair.

It’s been the best thing for us to have her here even though she does act out like a normal dog would do.. haha! We got her when she was 4 months old.  Time is definitely flying by.  brentanddollie3          # L 1 S t r o n g

 

 

About Tonya Aycock

Hi, my name is Tonya. I am a wife and mom of two children (Brandon & Brently). I am a born again Christian. My passion is raising awareness for my boys and making sure they have the very best that I can give them. I love singing. I was in a Southern Gospel Group for about three years, and I enjoyed every minute of it. I think most of all, besides the singing, I enjoyed meeting people and sharing my testimony of how God has brought me through. I love playing guitar and hearing my sweet husband play music and sing to our boys. I enjoy making crafts and designing floral arrangements. I love camping. I am always up for a new adventure! I enjoy working in my yard and anything outdoors. I love my home. I like taking pictures of God’s beautiful creation. The hummingbirds, Canadian geese, turtles, and deer are beautiful! I never dreamed that I would enjoy the country as much as I do. I have always been a city kind of girl, so let’s just say I am adjusting to the country's life well. Haha! Another exciting thing about my husband and myself is that we have always wanted to open a restaurant. Maybe one day… who knows…. I created this blog to share the in’s and out’s of daily living of being a mom of children with special needs, how life can change in an instant, losing a child, finding real friendships that live the same kind of life that I do that truly understand, and much more. I love to talk about my faith as I learn how to cope through life (good and bad) together. I want to always put complete control in my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, because without Him, I am nothing. My prayer is that I can somehow help someone by sharing my story. It is most definitely easier said than done, and I fail daily, but striving to make things work in a world that doesn’t understand is just one of the reasons I am here, writing and sharing my story and trying to be the best me as I can and being the best mother that my children will love and respect and see me survive and thrive as I watch them surviving two thriving in life. But, most of all that they see Jesus in me. “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11 God has a plan for my life and my family as well and for who is reading this right now. I can only hope and pray that I am doing what He has called me to do…… Being a wife, mom, advocate of special needs, a friend, encourager, but most of all… a servant of His. This has been and continues to be a unique life raising my SuPeR HeRo children dancing in the rain of the beautiful, messy life!
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