You would have been so proud, as I was today, on Spike's first visit as a Pet therapy dog. We went
to the Parson House, which is an assisted living facility. Our companions were two jackapoos (Jack Russell terrier-poodle)
The companions were brothers and quite likeable and cute, but no comparison to the small Shih-Tzu, Mr. Spike.
All visits went extremely
well and Spike acted as if he had done this kind of work his whole life. Very well mannered and quite lovable. Two of the
women we saw wanted Spike to stay behind with them but unfortunately I had to inform them he was my baby and he had to come
home with me. We are invited back next month on the last Saturday.
I am also going to another assisted
living facility on Wednesday, which will also be a once a month visit. It seems like there is a real demand for the dogs to
do this kind of work and I am so happy Spike is so ready and willing to do so. He is an ol' pro at it already. As you can
tell I am quite proud, as I should be, because he is truly one special dog.
I am going to think seriously about pictures on our next visit. I hope the pictures will bring you
a warm fuzzy feeling inside, because I know how much you loved the little guy.
I couldn't wait to let you
know how proud I am and how proud you should be of our little "Spike". Keep in touch and hopefully I will be sending