Thursday, January 26, 2012

Therapy Dog Visits

We've been talking and playing with animals at StrongStart.
Today we invited a Therapy Dog, Samara, into visit.
We learned a lot about how Therapy Dogs help people;
seniors, people in hospitals and children who have difficulty reading.
We learned how to approach a dog.
First by letting her smell our hand before petting her.
 And she got lots of pats,
 and strokes.
 She felt very soft.
We had a chance to ask questions too.
And Samara sat patiently the whole time.
She can count to 5 and 10.
Samara also loves to give hugs.
Children who have never had an opportunity to pet a dog did today.
Their parents were quite happy to see that their reactions were very