yeah i think this is what was up with her this morning, it was exactly the same behaviour, and my sister said she noticed my had was shaking a little when she started going raly nuts, and it was the exact same thing, tugging clothes, nipping my fingers, licking loud crying...
ill keep myself aware now over the next 24 hrs and be prepared for more shakes and a possible freeze and ill keep a close eye on her behaviour during this time too and see what happnes, it may yet just be a fluke, but twice in once day, the exact 'sighns' both accompanied by my shaking.
i also noticed afterwards both times she wouldnt leave my side for about 1/2 hr (which is normal recovery time for the chemicals to stabalize)
it would be interesting to see how she reacts to a freeze, she reacted prefectly for a shake, lots of noise scratching at the area, licking and nipping hands and fingers licking and nuzzling face and pulling at clothes, all things used by the dog to identify to the 'patient' that they need to be aware of something.
in a freeze the typical reaction woudl again be make lots of noise (to alert passerbys, cars ect) and protect (she has shown defencsive behaviour like this morning she actually snareled and bared her teeth at charlie and then grumbled at my sister when she was sat close by me when my sis tried to pic her up.) as well as lick ANY exposed flesh and nip at fingers, toes, and ears and lick eyes, and nose (the sensations help bring the patient round) think when your in surgery the nurse will pinch at the earlobe in order to wake you up...same kind of thing) the dog also then should protect its person for aprox 1/2 hr after an 'episode' and the person shoudl sit and relax for at least 15/20 mins.
i personally dont "suffer" from my seizures...they have their dangers of course, im always extreemly carefull about crossing streets and driving (ive noticed about 5 mins before a freeze my eyes tend to kind of glaze and shake, so i know to pull over)and i avoid driving whenever i can instead riding with frineds or parents...and i try not to go anywhere alone. either my litle sister or mother usually go most places with me, if not im with frineds...
but haveing vixie responding to this makes things soo much easier, by law once certified she can accompany me everywhere a guid dog for the blind can go (ALL service dogs have this right though must be wearing thie vest at all times. though id is NOT nessisary)
and that will definatly help me feel more secure in myself and everything around me.
ive so far learnt to live with them ive had them since i was 2 and im not 20 so ive been lucky enough to not know the difference lol. but this development might just make life so much nicer...
they think the sence of smell is responsible for the alerts some dogs can just smell the change from the norm, im so glad im so close to her so quickly that she Can sence them...its amazing, i had my doubts for a while when i was younger that such a thing was possible, but after seeing these dogs in action, its amazing...dogs truly are mans BEST friend.
and she works for kibble lol!