Someone to Watch Over Me

Our dog Malka has always been a mama’s girl, but my illness has made her much more attentive. Lately, she can even preempt when and where I am about to roll, and if I hit the “help button” on my power chair, she sprints to my side. I was about to accept her new ESP powers and take her on the talk show circuit when I realized she has been learning the different tones my power chair makes when I press various commands. My wheelchair is training my dog! I am touched by her love and comforted to know that even as I lose my voice, she finds ways to connect with me.

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