Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Therapy dogs heading to Boston

Sometimes bad things happen and no one knows why. Maybe we'll eventually get more information and we'll know a little more but maybe not. In the meantime, we have to find peace and comfort somehow.

In light of the most recent tragedy in Boston I got to talking with Mom. Well, she was talking and I was listening but I really was listening hard. She said that it's important that everyone has someone to talk to about their troubles and their concerns. The people of Boston, especially those who were at the site of the explosions, need someone who can comfort them and help them through this difficult time of doubt, worry and stress.

The therapy dogs of Lutheran Church Charities are trying to do just that! Five of the LCC K9 Comfort Dogs are being "deployed" to Boston to visit the injured in the hospital, listen as people talk, and give cuddles and kisses to help people feel better. Mom read about them here.

This little guy is Isaiah - he was catching a quick nap before boarding his flight to Boston!
Each of LCC's retrievers has gone through up to a year of service training, starting at the age of 6 weeks. They're specially trained to be patient, calm and comforting especially in times of need. Therapy dogs, in general, are taught how to act in hospital settings, nursing homes and retirement centers so they can bring comfort and happiness to everyone they meet. They work together with their owner to improve the lives of other people.

Keep up on the LCC dogs and their happenings on their Twitter and Facebook pages. Our hearts go out to Boston!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing and understanding, Jack <3