The death of George H.W. Bush has spawned a lot of conversation and articles about the man, his politics and contribution to our society. This is particularly important to me, as he signed the Americans with Disabilities Act (1990). Although I personally believe it to be a flawed piece of legislation, its passage into law continued a very important discussion, in a very meaningful way: how persons with disabilities can have a seat at the table and contribute mightily to their society. So for that (and especially for the protections the law provides to service dog teams), I am grateful and I know I am joined in my gratitude by many.
On a different subject, did you know that Bush had a service dog? No, neither did I. His name is Sully and he is a Labrador. Having completed his labor of love to support the former president, Sully is going to support wounded soldiers. You can read more about it here: https://www.normantranscript.com/cnhi_network/sully-george-h-w-bush-s-service-dog-will-now/video_7753a6d6-cd49-5c43-b252-ec428928fd5c.html
This article got me thinking. Sully outlived his human partner and plans have been made for him to continue with important work. If you are a person with any type of disability who outlived your service or companion animal, what plans did you already make to continue yours? If you are anything like me, probably not much, despite the pivotal role your animal played in your life.
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