Fact: All dogs are the best boys or girls, and they deserve all the petting and treats and snuggles we humans can muster — generally speaking.
The problem is, a few of our best furry friends have very important jobs to do. Not every dog exists just to play fetch and hog the bed at night; some work for the police, others patrol the airports sniffing for drugs, and still others perform critical services for their owners.
Such is the case for Laura Joos, whose service dog Polly is literally on life alert duty for her master’s health every single day. Polly goes everywhere with Laura, keeping an eye on her vitals and letting her know if things are getting dangerous.
But Polly can’t do her job if she’s being harassed by well-intentioned strangers who are trying to play with her. This exact scenario played out recently in a department store, and Laura took the opportunity to post the frightening story and powerful message on Facebook.