Monday, October 26, 2009
Yesterday, Mom and Dad took us to the mountains. We left home around 11:00 AM and made our way towards our destination. Our first stop was in Charlottesville, Virginia. We all needed to potty.
As Dad pulled into the parking lot, Mom noticed a lady who looked angry or upset. We parked and unloaded. Dad went inside to potty and Mom took us to a nearby grassy spot. As she walked us, the Lady who had appeared upset or angry started our way. The lady asked, "Are your dogs friendly?" Mom said, "Yes, they are therapy dogs and love everyone. You may pet them if you would like."
The lady hugged and snuggled with both Nanuq and I. She then looked up at Mom and said, "They sure are therapy. I was in a bad mood and I feel much better now." She thanked Mom and went inside a local business.
After gassing up the vehicle and eating a little lunch, we journeyed on toward the mountains. Dad stopped in Crozet, Virginia for apples. Again, Mom helped us out of the SUV and we walked around while Dad carefully chose his apples.
Many of the people visiting the orchard needed a furry hug, too. We spent some time with each person who came over to us and then we began our journey again. All along the way, Mom took pictures.
Eventually, we arrived at Big Meadows on Skyland Drive, Virginia. We hiked up onto the rock, in the picture above, all along the way stopping so people could pet us. Mom and Dad spend a lot of time answering questions about us while, we spend a lot of time giving furry hugs and love.
Dog therapy and dog therapy education does not end in hospitals and nursing homes. Our ministry is goes far and wide. It was a beautiful day in the mountains of Virginia.
Woofs and Wags,