Watching the news this week has been ruff. As a therapy dog, it’s hard for me to imagine someone doing something so awful as hurting dog’s best friends. It’s no secret that I’m an am-basset-dor of love and compassion, so I feel it is my doggy duty to point out how my fellow “furry counselors” are giving comfort — and cuddles — to those in need.
Three specially trained golden retrievers are spending time with victims, their families and the whole Boston community to give much-needed love and affection. As I’ve written before, I am so proud to be a dog whose breed-mates often take a stand when tragedy occurs, doing everything in their paw-er to help others. Just like the brave humans who stepped up in the moment, my puppy pals are giving their hearts and unconditional love to the people around them.
Nothing is better than knowing you feel loved and cared for, so take a moment to say thank you to the first responders that live in our communities across the country. And if you happen to come across some of my pet therapy brothers or sisters, give them a shout out for me!