A few weeks ago, Perri completed the 50 therapy visits required for the AKC Therapy Dog title. The certificate came in the mail today!
I wish I had a rousing, deeply emotional post to write about this - but I do not. Right now we visit three places: the library - which is currently a cuddle and fan club hour for Perri. And I am okay with that. Kids need to love reading, in whatever way possible.
The other two places are a private home of a gentleman who is not being cared for properly by his home care provider, and a nursing home where my friend's husband's aunt is dying of cancer. I am feeling a little bit sad about pet therapy this week.
But it is amazing. Perri is amazing with this work. She greets people politely, she licks their hands, she gazes into their eyes, she leans gently against them with her whole body so they have a large surface area to pet. She was made for this. And while I wish that she was made for Obedience or Agility, it is therapy work that she is made for right now. And that is okay, really. It is. My dog is made to love and bring happiness - how can I be disappointed in that? I am far from disappointed, I am so proud.