Four years ago, Danielle Sykora was assigned to her service dog, Thai. Since then, he’s helped a lot with her visual impairment — and making her laugh.
Every weekend, Sykora and Thai travel from Delaware Valley University in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, where she is currently studying, to her home in New Jersey.
During these visits, Sykora and her sister, Michele, enjoy shopping at the mall.
On one occasion, her Dad joined her, who made a hilarious observation about Thai. The dog seemed to like visiting a pet supply store called Cool Dog Gear.
“The first time my sister ever went to this mall, she was with my dad and Thai just veered right into the store without her knowing,” Michele told The Dodo.
“The second time we went back there, I wanted to witness it for myself, so we walked in the direction of the pet store and of course he walked right in there again!”
On that day, she had her phone ready and recorded the sneaky move of the service dog. But Sykora’s family agrees that because he’s such a good boy, he deserves to spoil himself.
Sincere Relationship of a Service Dog
“Thai and Danielle have a relationship that only a person with a service dog could understand. He is her eyes. He goes with her [unquestionably] everywhere,” Michele said.
“Even when Thai isn’t working and we are home, if she leaves the room he will get up and follow her everywhere.”
“The foundation my sister got him from is the Guide Dog Foundation. They select dogs for them based on their personality,” Michele added.
“Thankfully, they chose Thai for her because not only he is a service dog, but he is definitely our family’s entertainment as well.”
We want to commend the “Guide Dog Foundation” for being able to raise or train service dogs like Thai. If it weren’t for you, Sykora would never have a loyal and sincere service dog and a friend.
That’s why we believe that Thai deserved all those trips to his favorite pet store.