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Rice University Using Dogs to De-stress Students

If you’ve ever taken a test, particularly at the college-level, you know it can be a stressful time.

To help students de-stress, Rice University in Houston, TX recently brought in 34 therapy dogs to provide a study break for the students during finals week.

I wish my alma mater (Kent State) had thought of this!

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Special Boy; Special Dog

Michele Asselin for The New York Times
When a friend referred me to this article from the NY Times, I glanced at it and the first thing I noticed was that it was 8 pages long.  Since I have the attention span of a housefly, I couldn’t imagine reading the whole thing, but I was hooked from the first paragraph.  As an adoptive mother of disabled children, I recognized the struggles this Atlanta family was facing after adopting a boy and a girl from Russia.
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Drakko from The Pet Patrol

I was at the hospital last night visiting a friend and had the pleasure of running into Drakko. He is a Pet Therapy specialist serving at Mercy Hospital through a partnership with The Delta Society.

This beautiful Golden Doodle wears boots.  I asked if he had trouble on the slick hospital floors, and his handler Teresa said that he was fine on the floors, but his feet get so muddy, she puts boots on him when it rains so he doesn’t track dirt all over the hospital.

Thanks for all you do, Drakko and Teresa!

Until next time,

Good day, and good dog!