Saturday, January 17, 2009

Furry Tails

Today through my own choices and decisions I know what I have always been awaiting for, it's not even something I require sharing with anyone else, perhaps a new insight towards 2009, regained my confidence in my independent life. Nothing and no one should obstruct, adjust or "balance" my thoughts, and what I deserve. Today, I shall let go of what restraint me. 
Therapy dogs are trained to provide affection and comfort people in hospitals, retirement, schools, mental institutions and disaster areas. They are friendly, patient, confident, gentle and at ease in all situations. Their primarily job is to allow unfamiliar people to make physical contacts with them, and to enjoy the contact. Children in particular loves hugging animals.
Browsing some Therapy dogs website, the dog that is most often used are LABRADOR/Golden retriever, german shepherd and collie, sometimes husky too.
They go to a wide variety of places - visiting elderly homes, children hospitals..
There are also "Tail Wagging Tutor" for children with reading difficulties to develop self-esteem by reading to the dogs.

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