Thursday, February 4, 2010

Time to vote for ME!

Finally! The polls have opened for Hard Working Dog, and my nomination is ready for votes! You can vote for me here. (The address is, in case the link doesn't work for you.)

The hard working folks at Mango Minster divided the group into "boys" and "girls." Here was the original nomination by crazy lady:

"I had a sudden, unexpected change in my life about 5 months ago, which included slowly becoming paralyzed from the neck down. Sugar transitioned from a shy rescue dog to a fantastic service dog. She learned how to find help, carry my medications, go with me to medical appointments, and provide aid opening and closing doors. As a side benefit, she is also helping my father, who suffers from Parkinson's disease. I call her my unexpected "blessing and miracle"

You can read more about crazy lady's illness here and here and here. You can also read about how I help Grandpa here. Let's just say that I still have my moments of shyness, but I am comfortable on BART, Muni (including the 38 Geary bus, aka "crazy ride"), elevators, escalators (hah! take that, Loki!), busy streets, airports, medical laboratories, radiation rooms (even MRIs), pharmacies and even medical treatment rooms. I work as her "purse" when I carry her paperwork, medications and anything else she needs:I also work as her "cane," by making sure she doesn't fall and providing her with balance support. This is especially useful in elevators:And, I find help whenever she has a seizure or falls down. I am the definition of a strong, adaptable, smart, loving Working Girl. (I'm modest, too...;-)) Please take a moment to vote for me, and to pass the word to anyone else who might be interested. Not convinced? I dare you to watch this video and NOT feel warm-and-fuzzy:
Voting ends tomorrow, Feb 5, at 5 pm EST.
THANK YOU for your help! As always, my "fans" rock!


brooke said...

Hi Sugar! We're competing against you in the hard working girls category and were most impressed with how truly hard you work!
best of luck in the competition!!!

The OP Pack said...

You truly deserve to win this competition - we wish you lots of luck.

Woos, Phantom and Thunder

Twinkietinydog said...

At first, when you said we should vote for YOU, I wasn't sure. Then, after reading the letter, OMD you're for real, Sugar. What a trooper. I'm so impressed. What a lucky family you all make. You have each other. I'm beside myself.

Ashley (the mom), Dixie (the Catahoula) and sometimes Lola (the Pit Bull) said...

Hi Sugar!
My mom is pretty crazy herself :-) I've been reading your blog and we have a lot of similarities (I'm a rescue from a high kill shelter) and I noticed we even have the same backpack! (although I like it in red better than my boring grey). Mom isn't fully paralyzed like your Mom, but she is slowly losing all use of her upper body and it was a sudden start to it so she kind of knows how you feel.
Good luck and we look forward to reading more about you!
Hugs and Tail Wags,

Kari in WeHo said...

good luck to you!

Mango said...

Thanks for letting me know about the bad linky. We have been having such troubles with that.


Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Best of lukhk to woo!

As I pawed 'there'

Woo are one great group of hard working girls!

I know woo work hard fur your money -

So they better treat woo right!

PeeEssWoo: Pssst, woo got my vote!

Wild Dingo said...

Oh my GAWD! you made a friend in Dixie. i went over to her bloggie and thought the SAME exact thing: so similar to you and Sugar!

The internet is a GREAT place.
btw: i wrote a little somethin' for the Sugar babe:

wild dingo

Life With Dogs said...

You have my vote beautiful! :)