|I just wanted to tell you about Roxie. We rescued her from ABR on September 1, 2011. We got her from the OKC area. She was 2 1/2 years old. We are full-time motorcycle missionaries and we got her for ministry.
I mean, who can resist wanting to pet a dog and we are asked constantly if she can be petted! She is a great conversation starter. We had her about 4-5 months when we noticed she followed my wife around all the time. Sometimes nudging her or jumping on her when she wouldn’t with anyone else. In February 2012 we met a couple in Daytona, FL that had a Brittany diabetic alert service dog. That’s when it hit us, maybe Roxie is doing this because my wife is a diabetic. From that time on when Roxie would nudge, jump, or whatever to her, she would test her blood and sure enough it was too low. She is now a certified service dog and goes with us almost all of the time. She basically works the most while we sleep and she jumps up and down off the bed periodically all night checking. She has saved my wife’s life 6 different times in the last 3 1/2 years. During the day when she jumps on her, she gently blows in her face and if she is ok, Roxie jumps down and goes on her way. If not, she just stands there on her back feet until she knows action is going to be taken.
She is such a blessing to us and we are so glad we found her on the ABR website!!! Thank you ABR, David and Brenda Pantleo