Selma Blair gushes over her dog for completing service dog training: “Scout is helping me with some personal stumbling blocks”
Selma Blair wanted everyone to know how much she and her dog have accomplished.
The actress, 49, posted several photos with her dog Scout in honor of their training graduation after around 18 months.
The first photo showed Blair in a white jacket, gray pants and comfortable Uggs. She was standing next to a medium sized red fox labrador.
Working as a team: Selma Blair posted a photo standing next to her Scout dog after the two graduated after around 18 months
The Legally Blonde actress captioned the photo, “It’s been a year and a half of preparation, but today my new partner, Scout, and I graduated! We are now a team of service dogs. Thanks to his trainer Courtney and the whole team at @servicedogs_ddg Scout helps me with some personal stumbling blocks and helps with my mobility He’s an English red fox lab and he’s very good at his job.
“He’s very handsome and likeable, but if you see me, Scout and I, and we’re working (which he really always is, just like me), then smile, but please don’t come near.” . The distractions really made me back down. I am building endurance and coordination with the help of this special dog and training!
“I am delighted to be able to concentrate, settle in and get out of the house more. I am so happy to have it. And share news with you as we evolve. If you see me downstairs don’t worry, Scout has me covered. Literally in fact. I send love and happy holidays to you all !!!! ‘
Blair needs a Scout because, as has been well documented, she has been battling multiple sclerosis for several years now.
Heartwarming caption: The star wrote: “I’m so glad this time around to focus, settle in and get out of the house more. I’m so happy to have her ‘among many other things
Service dogs are trained to follow dozens of commands and can help people with MS with a number of tasks, including picking up items from the floor and removing items from cabinets and drawers.
Trained dogs can also help open doors, pull wheelchairs, remove clothing, remind someone to take their medication, and even act as a splint to help protect against falls when their owner gets up or walks. .
In addition to physical support, service dogs also act as emotional support, knowing how to help comfort the owner when they are having a bad day. Companions can also help relieve anxiety, as petting dogs is said to release endorphins and reduce stress.
Major Health Concerns: Blair needs a Scout because, as she has well documented, she has been battling multiple sclerosis for several years now
The illness caused Blair to lose full use of her left leg and created speech difficulties for the star in 2018. However, she revealed in August that she is now in remission.
‘I’m in remission. The stem cells put me in remission, ”she said at an event promoting her documentary Introducing Selma Blair. “It took about a year after the stem cells for the inflammation and damage to really go down.”
She continued, “I was reluctant to talk about it because I felt this need to be more healed and more repaired. I have accumulated a lifetime of baggage in my brain that still needs to be sorted or accepted. It took me a minute to come to that acceptance. It doesn’t look like that for everyone.
Major symptoms: The disease caused Blair to lose full use of his left leg and created speech difficulties for the star in 2018
Despite her diagnosis and struggling with MS, Blair has remained busy with a number of other facets of her life.
The Hellboy actress appeared in Far More, a film about a fashion designer returning home for the first time in many years.
Blair is also the full-time mother of Arthur, aged 1-10, whom she shares with fashion designer Jason Bleick.
Keeping Busy: Despite her diagnosis and battling MS, Blair has remained busy with a number of other facets of her life, including taking care of her son and always taking action.