At 4:39 pm on Sunday, November 21, a vehicle fleeing police drove into the Waukesha Christmas parade in progress. As of this morning, five people have been killed – four females and one male – with ages ranging from 52 – 81, six children critical, and many other victims with injuries ranging from critical, serious, and fair conditions. Eighteen patients between the ages of 3 to 16 were taken to Children’s Wisconsin Hospital, including three sets of siblings. The parade route was packed with families and children of all ages who were present for the festive occasion.
Comfort dogs have been on my mind this week and in the news a lot lately, which probably reflects the heightened level of stress we’re all feeling as COVID drags on and the holidays approach. Here’s a video about comfort dogs at work in courthouses in Hillsborough County.
From The Dog Lady’s mailbag: The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world’s largest dog registry, leading industry authority and advocate for dogs, is proud to announce the launch of the AKC PupPals Program.
After last week’s terrorist attack in Toronto, where a van crashed into a crowd killing 10 people, The Star is reporting that comfort dogs have converged on Mel Lastman Square where the tragedy took place. Nearly 20 dogs from St. John’s Ambulance were on hand to allow those affected by the attack a chance to decompress with unconditional love.
Dogs are great in this role because they don’t judge, and they don’t even mind if you get your tears on them.
With apologies for this being a little delayed. Your erstwhile blogger has been a bit snowed under after taking in three orphaned kittens who must be bottle fed every three hours!
Doggies.com and breeders.net offers our sincerest condolences to all those who lost loved ones in Toronto.