This past February marked 2 years that we have had Kaden's service dog. Time has went by so quickly, it's amazing how he was born to be in our Family. He means so much to us all, especially Kaden. When Kaden is overwhelmed, scared or excited he reaches out for Homer. And Homer is right there beside him, keeping a watchful eye on his boy.
The other day we went out for a hair appointment. Kaden doesn't like being out in public, he is bothered by all the sounds, smells and sights. He will bring headphones, his tablet and books to distract himself the best he can. But, when Homer is with him he can offer his companionship and a little trick we call pressure! We have been working on a command we call pressure and that is when he stands over Kaden and lays down on him. Usually it's his back, but sometimes it's his legs or tummy. Here he is leaning up against him with his head across his back. Homer is 60lbs, so the deep pressure and warmth from his body is soothing to Kaden....not to mention his fuzzy magic ears are lovely to touch. :)
We are so thankful for Homer, he has changed Kaden's life. We are able to do more with Kaden then before. This Summer we are going on a cross country trip, Homer will be a lifesaver as his traveling Buddy! When we went to Disney last year it was so cute how he would constantly look up at make eye contact with Kaden. Disneyland was a long trip, this year we are going to Disney World and of course Homer will be right there with him.