First let’s talk about the difference between a service dog and an emotional support animal (ESA). ESAs are not permitted in public. Many people get doctor’s notes from their mental health professional for an ESA when they rent and their landlord’s don’t permit animals. ESAs are good for those that require emotional support and comfort. They are granted access to fly in the cabin of an airplane per the Air Carrier Access Act. Because of this, it’s important that an ESA is well behaved in public. An ESA is not a pet. Neither is a service dog.
When I came to it was because Autumn was licking my face. Then, she put herself in the brace position so I could get myself up. Although, I only got up to my knees because I had already fainted multiple times. And, if I was only on my knees I didn’t have far to fall. She was a good dog, but this is the first time we seemed to bond. Over the bloody mess that was my face.