There was a split second there where his like, “wait, what? bro what are you doing?”
On more serious note, PTSD dogs for veterans are so fucking therapeutic. They’re like the one person you can spill your guts to and never worry about ever being judged or have that secret divulged. There are times when I definitely prefer the company of a dog over a human.
Therapy animals save lives.
These dogs are even still so much more amazing. They check rooms before their handler enters, so they can clear it to help the person feel safe. Like in the gif, they are there when panic attacks or nightmares occur, to be something for the person to help ground themselves on, or yes just to turn on the lights. Even more amazing, many people are able to reduce their medication when they have a PTSD service dog there to help them. These dogs are useful for not just veterans, but also victims of abuse, accident trauma, natural disasters, and others. Their training allows them to be useful in situations where medical assistance is needed, as well. Some PTSD dogs are trained to recognize repetitive behaviours in handlers, and signal the handler to break the repetition and stopping the behaviour and possibly injury.
Service dogs in general are just awesome. Remember to respect any that you see out in public. They are not there for you to walk up to and play with, even the puppies!
He is about four inches tall and made with acrylic yarn, felt, embroidery floss, and pillow stuffing.
Currently he sits on the windowsill beside my writing space and makes sure I don’t take myself too seriously.
Asked by Anonymous
Well, obviously it will be a huge moment in the film, I think Jed Brophy’s come out and said they’re expecting it to be more monumental than the charge of the Rohirrim at the Battle of the Pelennor Fields, but I don’t think I want it to be the point of the third film?
It’s a huge moment, there’s no denying that, and it’s an extremely important one for a lot of reasons. However, I do think changing the title of the 3rd film to be focused on BOFA really takes away the focus away from Bilbo’s journey in The Hobbit to a battle. I don’t think the power of Tolkien’s world lies in the battles, even the ones magnificently adapted by PJ, aka Helm’s Deep, Pelennor Fields, but in the quiet moments? I think the power of The Hobbit doesn’t lie in BOFA, but in the aftermath with Thorin’s final speech to Bilbo. I think it’s one of the most important dialogues in any of Tolkien’s writings.
I think the quieter moments in Middle-earth, much like Gandalf speaking to Frodo in both the films and books, are what makes it such a vibrant, powerful world, not the battles and ‘glory’ of warfare. And, while I do understand that it will be a monumental scene within the 3rd Hobbit film, I think the title detracts from the power and sadness of Bilbo’s journey.
Instead of “Battle of the Five Armies,” Peter Jackson should go with the title we all know, deep in his heart, would make him happiest. “Watch Legolas Destroy Five Whole Armies With Only His Bow and Perfectly Choreographed Dance Moves.”