You can’t possibly know what it’s like to be without your mobility until you’ve lost it. Doing something as simple as opening a jar of jelly or getting your shoes from the top shelf in the closet can seem like hiking Mount Everest. When Service Dog Colt’s mom suffered a traumatic brain injury, life became very different. With a brain injury that causes seizures and fainting along with very limited mobility in her right side, she needed a service dog.
So, she had her dog Colt trained to be her lifesaver. And that’s not even an overstatement. He just might be reincarnated from an actual RN.
What Colt is able to do for his mom is amazing! Not just from an agility perspective, but from a critical thinking one. Colt alerts her before she’s going to have a seizure, and can tell when she is about to faint. This is a skill that is not trainable and needs to be innate. When she’s passed out, he licks her hands and face to wake her up. He’s able to actually apply “deep pressure therapy” and listen to her heartbeat!
Colt also acts as her right hand. He opens doors, gets her medicine, turns off lights and even helps with chores! Colt is absolutely remarkable!
Look at him go! He’s amazing! ❤️❤️❤️
Even though Colt is a working dog, he gets plenty of time to play. But the important part is that no matter what is going on, he’s always ready to save his mom’s life.
Fate brought these two together, there is no doubt. Colt is his mom’s lifeline, and judging by the way he dotes on her, she’s his lifeline too.