Bella Trains For A New Job: Therapy Dog, Part 3
Hi again, it’s just me, Bella. I am so relieved! On August 26th Mommy and I met with our Tester/Observer Carole Kelly for our third field observation at Antelope Valley Healthcare and completed the last requirements to become registered Pet Therapy Team with Therapy Dogs Inc!
Looking back over the past few months since I embarked (get it? emBARKed?) on this adventure, I have to say a big Thank You to my furrend Dr. Dawn Marcus for putting the challenge in front of Mommy, with her book The Power of Wagging Tails. Dr Dawn’s book reveals the power that dogs have to bond with and help heal the human spirit. Here I am during one of my study sessions with the book:
I was overjoyed when I received my packet in the mail! In it were a copy of the News Magazine, filled with wonderful stories about dogs doing good works, and lots of information about the organization itself. There was a big Certificate with both of our names on it, and a Member ID card for Mommy. There was also a Member Handbook which Mommy will have to study:
The most precious jewel of all, however, is the red heart ID tag that I am now officially able to wear on my collar when I am making therapy visits:
So now you know how I spent my summer! Being a Pet Therapy Team is an all volunteer endeavor, and Mommy and I so look forward to meeting new furrends and working with them in sharing smiles and joy. I hope you had a fun summer too!