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  • Members Spotlight: Pati Robins




    Hi everyone – my name is Pati (that felt like begging of some kind of addiction support group ) and I’m a EBN addict and a forum Pole – oh if something goes wrong blame it on me. I’m not good at all on writing introductions and this bit of “article” will be the biggest piece I ever wrote in English.

    I was born in 1985 in Poland and since childhood we had dogs around of various breeds but mostly boxers. When I finally left home I owned a Pitbull and Amstaff –both my first true love, I was also involved in a forum rescue group and often fostered disabled and injured dog from both of the breeds.

    I was leading quite a happy life until my brother dragged me to the UK, he was doing some contract work and needed someone to translate (bare in mind that my knowledge of English was next to zero, but still more than my brother’s) … and that is how I met my future husband.





    He was homeless at the time, looking for work, and quite stuck up – I hated his attitude but wanted to help him. From him I learned about PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) as he is suffering from it from his time in the army, cut a long story short we married and had our first child Olivia. By the time Olivia was born I was heavily involved with military charities, to give something back to our serving personnel, veterans and their families. I learned first hand that living with someone who has PTSD; besides physical disabilities that came after we got married is not an easy task.





    On our first anniversary I received my first Drl camera and I taught myself how to take a picture. I don’t class myself as a professional photographer, as to be one you have to have talent and knowledge, in which both I’m lacking.





    Through my pictures I can express myself and they also give me confidence, and I can help others. There are quite a few military charities that are using my photography (gosh that is a big word), few books, magazines, PTSD conventions, and list goes on.





    I also help from time to time at the local dog pound. I usually take a few pictures for them, as I got a weak heart for a full time job like this. Hat’s off to all the dog shelter workers, they are doing an outstanding job!





    From the same dog pound we adopted our girl Shy, and I did not want a puppy at all, they are hard work. I was informed that she was deaf, and didn’t have much of a chance of being adopted, plus she will most likely be returned later in life. I made myself a personal goal to teach this little bundle of joy as much as I could, to prove to people that deaf doesn’t mean handicapped. That she can be smarter that an average dog, or my neighbor’s for that matter. We finished her training with 46 commands at around 7 months due to the fact that she became something like a circus dog for me. She also was turned town for an assistance dog for the disabled due to the fact “that deaf dogs can’t be trained”, but she does help my husband a lot around the house, she is my hero with a attitude .





    After doing some festering, and one of adoption sadly failed, we got Lily. I was doing pictures of the breeder’s dogs and ended up taking this madam home, and the rest of the story?.... that is all unraveling every day for us.





    To finish my very short life story I want to add and remind you all, to cherish each day, make the most of it like it would be your last one, you never know what’s around the corner. Get to know people you perhaps find a little odd, they tend to child a lot of emotions inside them, and plastering a false smile every morning for the outside word to see. Sometimes a kind word is all they need to keep them going. If you have a partner, child, or a family member with mental and physical disability, you know how tough it can be at times, yet we take each day as it comes with hope.

    My website http://probinsphotography.weebly.com/

    Shy deaf dog training blog http://bellas-ears.weebly.com/

    Twitter @ARIANA1985

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    youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/patirobins


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    Comments 42 Comments
    1. Davidh's Avatar
      Davidh -
      Great article Pati, thank you for telling us your story.
    1. KMARINO's Avatar
      KMARINO -
      Fantastic article Pati, thank you for letting us get to know you better!!
    1. Libra926's Avatar
      Libra926 -
      Awesome Pati....I would never have guessed you weren't classified as professional. You've done a marvelous job of teaching yourself. Wanna teach me?
      I love your photos! Thanks for sharing part of your story with us!
    1. dolphin's Avatar
      dolphin -
      Wow, Pati you have heart of gold its not very often one gets to meet someone as generous as you. Thank you for sharing.
    1. gunnyboy's Avatar
      gunnyboy -
      Nice article Pati, if more people were like you this would be a happy world. thanks for sharing
    1. 2BullyMama's Avatar
      2BullyMama -
      Just wonderful.... great job with all the training, you proved them all wrong! So happy you are part of the EBN family -- you have so much to share with others
    1. aprilemari's Avatar
      aprilemari -
      much love! i am glad you are on EBN
    1. boomsboo's Avatar
      boomsboo -
      How the heck do you get your own article in the member spotlight? I've been here almost 2 years and no one seems to notice us lol. Great article by the way. I love reading about everyone on here!
    1. Davidh's Avatar
      Davidh -
      @boomsboo OK, tag your it. LOL I need one for November, interested???? Let me know.
    1. bullmama's Avatar
      bullmama -
      Yes I want to know more about @boomsboo too!

      Pati, first of all you are just beautiful. Inside and out. Thank you so much for sharing your spotlight with us, I love your story and I just think Shy is the most remarkable dog in the world. You are good people and proud to know you!
    1. Pati Robins's Avatar
      Pati Robins -
      Quote Originally Posted by Davidh View Post
      Great article Pati, thank you for telling us your story.
      Thank you David for giving me an opportunity to do so ;-)
    1. Pati Robins's Avatar
      Pati Robins -
      Quote Originally Posted by Libra926 View Post
      Awesome Pati....I would never have guessed you weren't classified as professional. You've done a marvelous job of teaching yourself. Wanna teach me?
      I love your photos! Thanks for sharing part of your story with us!
      Lol you are very very good photographer ;-))
      I do my pictures for fun and training atm xxx
    1. Pati Robins's Avatar
      Pati Robins -
      Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
      Just wonderful.... great job with all the training, you proved them all wrong! So happy you are part of the EBN family -- you have so much to share with others
      Thank you ;-) i had a lot of fun training Shy and seeing few surprised faces that told me i couldn't do it xxxx
    1. Pati Robins's Avatar
      Pati Robins -
      How the heck to i tag members rather than quote everyone ;-(
      Thank you all for your lovely comments xx
      You made my day xxx
    1. bullmama's Avatar
      bullmama -
      Quote Originally Posted by Pati Robins View Post
      How the heck to i tag members rather than quote everyone ;-(
      Thank you all for your lovely comments xx
      You made my day xxx
      Just put an @ sign and then type their username, and then you will give them a mention.


      Sent from my iPhone 5 using Tapatalk
    1. Pati Robins's Avatar
      Pati Robins -
      Quote Originally Posted by desertskybulldogs View Post
      Just put an @ sign and then type their username, and then you will give them a mention.


      Sent from my iPhone 5 using Tapatalk
      Thank you ;-)) once im on the laptop i got to try it ;-)
      And thank you for your lovely comment xxz
    1. Texas Carol's Avatar
      Texas Carol -
      Pati, you are truly inspiring, amazing & beautiful inside as well as
      stunning on the outside.

      Lucky & fortunate indeed are those whose path crosses with yours.
      As is EBN when you joined us and started to contribute great advice
      and support, always served with your special gifts of insight & humor.

      GOD bless you for all you do, I don't know how you do everything
      you do and make it seem so effortlessly.

      When I grow up, I want to be just like YOU.
    1. Petra's Avatar
      Petra -
      Wow, love your story and your photos You get an idea of what a person is like by reading the threads but you can never guess things like this, loved reading it You're awesome
    1. Vikinggirl's Avatar
      Vikinggirl -
      Wonderful profile story Pati, your babies are beautiful, and you are a beautiful person.
    1. Marine91's Avatar
      Marine91 -
      Great story Pati!