Day In the Life of Elvis

Meet your four-legged classmate!

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Brooklyn Brumley

Elvis lays by Remi’s side while working on an assignment.

Brooklyn Brumley, Copy Editor

     Have you ever seen that dog wandering the halls? That is Elvis, Remi Amanbayeva’s service dog.

    “Elvis helps me in multiple ways. One way is emotional. When I am having a bad day, he can sense that and he just comforts me. Another way is physical. When it is cold outside it is harder for my joints to move and Elvis can help guide me where I need to go. Whether that be to class or home.” Remi explained.

“When I am having a bad day, he can sense that and he just comforts me. When it is cold outside it is harder for my joints to move and Elvis can help guide me where I need to go.””

— Remi Amanbayeva

     Elvis may be a dog but he is more like us than you may think. 

     “His favorite part of the day is definitely lunch,” Remi laughed. “I can see in Elvis’ eyes that he is ready for when and if a fry drops on the ground.”

     Even a dog has to stay hydrated during the day. 

     “I keep a water bottle for him. It is important that he has water because if not, he might not be able to do his job properly.” Remi said.

     Not just any dog can become a service dog.

     “We spent two years training Elvis. It took lots of tests and quizzes to get his vest but it was worth the hard work.” Remi smiled. 

     Without the vest on, Elvis is like a different dog.

     “When we get home he turns into the incredibly chaotic and playful dog. When he is working Elvis just seems calm. One thing that he loves is Twizzlers. If he isn’t in his vest and hears anything that remotely sounds like a package of Twizzlers, Elvis will go berserk,” laughed Remi.