After a few weeks I have finally decided to make it official and public; Toki is officially retired as of today.
Since I have had Toki I have made leaps and bounds in my recovery and I really don’t think I could have come this far without her. I have had many group sessions with learning to cope with anxiety which has helped me immensely as well. Toki proved me with the extra step I needed to bring myself back into society. Since having her I have got a part-time job and am now looking for full-time work. Something I would have never seen myself doing ever again.
Don’t worry, Toki is still my family dog and she has been transitioned slowly into full retirement. She does really well being at home alone now and she seems to enjoy the retired life. I still take her out to the park as much as I can. She is a normal dog now, no more working but that leaves plenty of time for Timbits and walks.
I am going to keep this blog and her Facebook page available for any other service dog owners or people looking into a service dog. I am always wiling to share my experience with my SD and share the knowledge I have about them. It will also be a place that people can still see photos and updates on her.
Toki is still a huge part of my life and I am so thankful for her everyday. Here’s to a new chapter for the both of us.
I hope you will continue to follow our adventures.
-Samantha and Toki