This is Lindsay Cant's response to What are you skating towards in 2012?
My Own Dog
THIS YEAR I WOULD LIKE to get my own dog. My family likes dogs. My Dad likes his dog Billy so much I have seen him kiss him ten times in a row. My brother John and his wife, Carla have a great big dog named Sula that they love very much.
John is going to help me sign up to get a special dog called a companion dog. It would support me in my life living on my own. It would go everywhere with me. It would help me at work, around the house and be a good friend.
Dad, me and John have to go to a dog training course to find the right dog for me. I told everyone in my ‘circle’ about the dog. Everyone gives me lots of support.
John and I told my ‘circle’ my Mum and Dad can take a back seat so John will be the family member coming to my circle gatherings.
Lindsay Cant is an expert curler, glider and enthusiast for living life to the fullest. She thinks everyone should have a circle of support because it helps Moms and Dads who have sons and daughters with disabilities. Her words of advice are: Go For It! Her website is worth a visit.
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