Tonight, we went to the local hospital to visit friends who were in a very bad motorcycle accident last weekend. As we were walking into the hospital lobby, just ahead of us was a huge, beautiful Husky, and I knew he must be a therapy dog because he had his “working clothes” on.
We stopped in the lobby to briefly talk to Micah and his partner, Cindy Carr, learning that Micah suffers from Cushings Syndrome, a disease of the adrenal glands that makes Micah have trouble controlling his weight, which is why he is so much bigger than most Huskies.
After we chatted for a bit, we went into the gift shop for some flowers, and when we came out, Cindy asked if we were going to see someone who liked dogs. Little did she know that our friend Pam runs a wildlife rescue, works with the local pound AND lives with five dogs. She was absolutely thrilled to see Micah!
If your dog is well-behaved, you might consider training him as a therapy dog. Contact your local hospital for details. Here in Canton, one hospital uses an organization called “Happy Tails”, while the other relies on dogs with Delta Society Certifications.
Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!