Mr. Wilson Made it Home!

Mr. Wilson Made it Home!
Mr. Wilson

Thursday, May 21, 2015

PAWS to De-stress

Mr. Wilson has become such an indispensable part of our home that it is impossible to imagine life without him. He is usually within sight, most of the time within touching distance and always ready to drop everything in an instant and lavish us with love.

It wasn't hard to train him, and for that we are grateful. It does take some time though, and patience. The biggest hurdle we had to overcome was communication. Dogs see the world differently than humans, figuring out how to get them to go along with the things that we need them to do was challenging, but not impossible.

Once we figured out how he ticks, the rest came naturally. His role as a Therapy Dog suits him fine. To think that he was an abandoned little Schnoodle living rough in Arkansas, and is now a valuable member of our home, and the world around him helps us believe that anything is possible, as long as we are willing to do the work.

He even talks with me now. We visited Johnson & Wales University recently as part of their PAWS to De-stress event. This is what he had to say after three hours of lovely young people lavishing him with attention:

"Hey Dad, this Therapy Dog stuff is pretty cool, can we do this every day?"
"Some days are better than others, old pal."
"Is this one of those days?"
"It sure is, Mr Wilson, it sure is."

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