Brandelyn of Oklahoma is a service Corgi who made her Daily Corgi debut in March of last year.
She was her Mom Alysianne B.’s trusty sidekick, going with her wherever she went. And hey — who wouldn’t want a face like that around 24/7?!
As sometimes happens, rescue Brandelyn (Brandi) has since crossed the path of another dog who didn’t have the benefit of a responsible human to teach him the ways of good citizenship. To put it bluntly, she was attacked. The other dog — who wasn’t a service dog — was kitted out in gear to pass him off as a service dog.
Sad but true. Some people don’t deserve to have a dog, do they?
Luckily Brandi survived the attack, but has had to confine her service activities to the home. Her fears are too much now for her to go out and continue the job she loved so much.
Brandi wants her Mom to be happy — in typical Corgi fashion! — and this means passing the service duties to another dog, one who can accompany Alysianne on her trips around town. The solution has come in the form of Geronimo, a handsome young Beauceron. He will assist her not only with the challenges of PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) — as Brandi did, but he’s also training to assist Alysianne as a mobility, hearing alert, medical alert and response service dog!
Geronimo is growing fast and learning mobility work, which he can officially do beginning at (about) 18 months, or when his bones are done growing. He’ll need a harness for that important work, and here’s where we can make a difference for a fellow Corgi person.
In 8 months, Geronimo will be old enough to get his hips x-rayed as a precaution, and then begin adjusting to a light mobility harness. Alysianne needs some help affording the kind of custom made harness her new service dog will need. The cost, including shipping, is $320. Not a whole lot of of money for a bunch of people to scrape together, is it?
So what do you think — can we do this for a Corgi Mom? Can we do it for Brandi, who wants to know her favorite human is happy and living her life to the fullest, even though she can’t help her quite as much as she used to?
I think so!
Friends, I know this is an unusual request. But life throws us curve balls, and sometimes a curve ball is a call to step outside of our comfort zone. I consider Alysianne and Brandi (and by honorary extension Geronimo) a part of our Corgi Nation, so I think it’s a great opportunity to put our pennies together and make a difference for one of our own.
If you agree, here’s an easy way to donate to her mobility harness fund:
As always, no amount is too small. We are thousands strong. Let’s use our numbers to make this special thing happen. Are you with me?
UPDATE at 9:30 PM (Eastern) 1/9: Goal has been reached! Thank you to everybody who gave!
Yours as always in Corgi Love,