- Furbaby Diaries
- Furbabies: NDIS application plus two ginger rescue kitties
- Seeing Eye Dogs Australia SEDA Assessment
- My second NDIS application
- Donkeys vs dogs
- Silkie arrives and training begins
- Silkie and the staffers
- The difference between cats and dogs
- Silkie flips the bird part one
- Silkie and the Vet
- Vision Australia interviewed me as a seeing eye dog handler
Over the past year, many people asked that I tell the story of applying for NDIS funding for a seeing eye dog, the application process, and that I tell stories about my furbabies.
I have a confession to make. Although I think I acquired the Terrible Twins, my cats Meteor and Aurora, before I received any of these requests, I felt unable to publish my larger story.
The reason? Although I’m a long-time speculative fiction and general science fan, in my heart of hearts I am too superstitious to risk starting this series about my seeing eye dog. That is, until now. She’s ARRIVED, we’ve finished our training together, I have my doggo licence and she’s lying beside me as I type.
So now I’ll start editing what I wrote months ago and continue our tale. Some of this will be instructive: about the NDIS process, the process of applying for a seeing eye dog, and our training together. Also, how absolutely amazing Silkie, my dog, is. I’ve walked with people with guide dogs before but it’s only now that I’m working with one that I realize how amazing they truly are.
And then I’ll continue with funny and heartwarming stories. Because OMG MY FURBABIES CAN BE HILARIOUS. Here is video of Silkie BEGGING Meteor to play with her.
Silkie put in a HUGE amount of effort to try to get Meteor to chase her. She even took off up the stairs but he didn’t chase her. Spoil sport. pic.twitter.com/jPJg8Y3J8N
— Dark Matter Zine: 😷 💉 💉 💉 (@DarkMatterzine) February 3, 2022
Also, I’ve been focusing on content. In my opinion my title for this series, Furbaby Diaries, is sorely lacking in imagination. Please suggest alternatives!