THANKFULLY SCOTT WROTE A DD FOR ME TODAY
As we all know when I was paired with Dash , Carlene and I had a heart to heart and in words that only Carlene could use she told me “ who am I to question my dog with her choosing you Scott, so take her and do good things with her, pay it forward “
So after a few years of paying it forward with Dash at my side in speaking to veterans , first responders , law enforcement, high schools , colleges and pretty much anyone who would benefit and listen to my presentations, I figured it was time to take it to the next level in my paying it forward ( after all when Carlene said pay it forward she never told me when to stop )
So here we are ......
I ( we ) are in the initial phases of creating a non profit organization which would enable us to broaden our spectrum of those who would benefit from our message . Benefit in the fact that they can take their mess and make it their message.
. In all of my travels and speaking to thousands there’s always been one common theme with those wanting help . And that’s the cost of traveling . There are so many amazing organizations out there that so many people would benefit from but many can’t afford the cost of traveling to them via airfare, ground cost and or lodging . That’s where we are stepping in .
Our organization will sponsor travel costs to those who need to get to all these amazing accredited organizations such as but not limited to , The Service Dog Project , Homeward Bound Adirondacks , The Brattleboro Retreats Uniformed Services Program and oh so many more all over the United States.
Again we are still in the developmental phase of this but we have focus , we have a large vision in helping others , and we have so many amazing people helping us in getting this done .
As of right now the name will be Knot Today
After all , it got me to where I am today because it was not today for me with my lack of Knot Tying skills .
Please stay tuned for further updates in our mission . This is something that will forever serve those who served us .
Much love to all
Scott and Dash
ok... this made me think... i too have heard this--- how could i get there for help??? YOU DO GOTTA GET THERE... OR HERE....
wellllllllllll in our case if yOu can get yourself to boston's logan airport and gEt on the shuttle for peabody, SDP can manage the next 4 days here no charge...--- we will meet the shuttle AND PLANT YOU SOMEWHERE ON TEH PROPERTY... BE IT GUEST HOUSE-- OR SOFAS IN THE "TRAINING ROOM" ( ACTUALLY OUR TIPI IS DOWN) YOU CAN EAT WHAT WE HAVE AROUND TO EAT-- WE HAVE NOT STARVED YET-- EV EN IF IT IS ALL CHRISTMAS FUDGE AND COOKIES AT THE MOMENT. ONLY REQUIREMENT IS YOU MUST BE UP AND MAKING COFFEE AT THE OFFICE AT 7AM... THEN HELP WITH CHORES TIL 4PM FEEDING IS OVER....AND ABIDE BY TEH BOY SCOUTS CODE OF "CLEAN , BRAVE, AND REVERANT???" ALONG WITH "BE PREPARED" AND A FEW OTHERS.
I DON'T KNOW HOW TEH BRATTLEBORO RETREAT UNIFORMED SERVICES PROGRAM DEALS WITH THAT-- getting there is 1/2 the battle MAKES IT TOUGH--- especially when the PTDS is another 1/2 the battle...
I KNOW TEH VA HAS ADDRESSED IT... SEEMS BACKWARDS. TO ME.... I AM TOLD BY THEM AS HAVE READ TEH RULES... IF WE ARE ACCREDITED BY ADI ( WHICH WE ARE) TEHN THRU TEH VA,... THE VETERANS WILL HAVE VETERNARIAN COVERAGE FOR THIER SERVICE DOG AND THYE WILL PAY FOR TRAVEL TO ABD FROM SDP FOIR TRAINING PURPOSE.-- BUT THt is after we have donated a dog to them.... so there is a gap ...HOW DO YOU START???? which maybe scott will be able to address.. i have heard great things abotu the brattleblro retreat-- and there are alot of people who woul d benifit from being tehre.
my only suggestion -- i don't know if it would work.... lets not talk money,, but airline miles-- in my past i have heard of being able to donate miles-- and it sounds like scott could use that concept ... if in fact it is a done thing... i am sure one of you cp's can figure that out for us....
FROM FINN ( FINNEGAN THAT IS)
Just because he’s so stinking CuTe!
When you’re an amazing Service Dog, wearing your favorite elf hat AND want to get on Santa’s nice list you don’t even glance at the scrumptious tray of steamy hot food placed just above your head! ---