What’s My Tagline? Feb 2010

by Jen on February 12, 2010

Here’s the story:
When we first filled out the application to get a service dog for our daughter who has Asperger’s, (a high functioning form of autism) we expected it would take a year or more to fund raise the 11 thousand dollars that 4 Paws for Ability required. Friends, family, neighbors and blog readers from all over the world sent donations and to our surprise and delight, in just two months our fund raising efforts were complete.
After raising the money, we had to wait eight months to get into a training class. My daughter and I would look at the dogs on the 4 Paws website, and wonder which one would be hers.
“Maybe Jingle,” she said of a little floppy mixed breed pup.
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For some reason I saved that picture in a file on my computer and forgot about it. There are dozens of dogs in training at any given time. I never saved another picture of any of them.
Families do not get to specify what breed service dog they receive for their child. 4 Paws for Ability makes the matches based on what dogs they have available, and the needs of the child. Riley’s only request was that her dog be cute and fluffy.
Sure enough, we brought the cute and fluffy Jingle home in late October, 2009.

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Jingle is trained in behavior disruption. Riley is a very sweet girl who can become overwhelmed quite easily. She experiences a lot of anxiety, which often leads to meltdowns. When Riley becomes overwhelmed, Jingle intervenes, resting her head on Riley’s lap, providing a distraction and comfort. She sleeps in Riley’s bed at night and comes with her to cello lessons, martial arts, dance class, and church. Riley recently started homeschooling and does her academic work with one foot resting on Jingle. Being home is giving Riley and Jingle a lot more time to bond.
Jingle has the softest fur, and the sweetest most gentle disposition. Riley says Jingle gives her more confidence.
They are a perfect match.

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What’s her tagline?  You decide.  Don’t just decide – compete!  Submit your taglines for Jingle in the comments – best tagline wins a Fetching Tag.

If you want to read more about Riley & Jingle (I know you do!), just visit fullsoulahead.

{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

katiemcg February 12, 2010 at 2:02 pm

Guardian Angels Don’t Need Wings

Riley’s Guide

Molly February 12, 2010 at 2:55 pm

Comfort Keeper

pixiemama February 12, 2010 at 3:02 pm

Made 4 Riley.

Riley + Jingle BFF!

Paula February 12, 2010 at 4:48 pm

Comfort & Joy

GoMama February 12, 2010 at 5:20 pm

My Riley’s Keeper

Jingle All The Way

Ground Dog

Giselle February 12, 2010 at 5:23 pm

Best of Friends

Paw Pals

Pawsitively the best

pixiemama February 12, 2010 at 7:31 pm

Jingle 4 Riley

Riley loves me

I help a child – what are you doing with your one beautiful, wild life?

pixiemama February 12, 2010 at 7:31 pm

Jingle = Special

Jingle – American for Joy.

Naomi February 12, 2010 at 9:23 pm

Jingle – When Riley needs me I’m there – with bells on!

Shanda February 12, 2010 at 11:51 pm

Peace of Riley

KC February 13, 2010 at 1:33 pm

Canine Comfort

Sally February 14, 2010 at 8:20 pm

Jingle Ingle Love

Carrie February 15, 2010 at 6:23 pm

I’ve got one, it’s perfect, I think you’ll agree! “At her service.”

Jane Johnson February 16, 2010 at 6:51 pm

Perfect Match

Leslie February 17, 2010 at 7:11 pm

Sweet Distraction

Heather February 18, 2010 at 10:11 pm

If lost, return to:
Riley.

Heather February 19, 2010 at 2:33 am

Riley’s co-pilot

Megan Wilson February 19, 2010 at 9:18 pm

Princess in shining armor

Jingle’s my name, helping’s my game!

Riley’s 4 paw girl!

Riley’s right paw girl!

Made possible by 4 Paws.

Christie February 24, 2010 at 11:27 pm

Master Distracter

I’m here for Riley

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