Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Therapy Tuesday

Mom has been working on conducting a
Delta Pet Partner Workshop.
This workshop is to provide new pet partner teams
the tools and knowledge
to complete a

Its been quit difficult to get everyones schedules
to mesh
Well it finally has happened.
Dates where scheduled
January 5th, 8th, 12th and 13th, 2011
Six Teams have been confirmed to participate.

Bert and Jo Lee (Small Standard Poodle)
Jan and Maggie (King Charles Spaniel)
Marti/Jack and Jake (Spaniel Mix)
Joan and Monty (Miniature Poodle)
Miriam and Darby (Greyhound)
Margo and Iggy (Chi/Pom Mix)

We would like to 
these teams
Wish them 
On their journey to becoming
Registered Delta Pet Partner Teams!

The first date
Wednesday, January 5th
was the first of two handler and dog classes.
This class proved to the handlers,
that pet therapy isn't just about having a cute
 There is so much more.

Here is a link to what our
Delta Evaluator/Instructor
Sue Grundfest
Las Vegas Love Dog
had to say about our first dates.

The second date
Saturday, January 8th, 2011
was a very long day
which we all had to make a trip to
Las Vegas, Nevada
the dogs got to stay home except for
Brutus and Tytus.

DeBoy's had to go to work
and be
with lots and lots of kids
from the ages of
infants to 8 year olds.
The first stop of the day was to give our new teams
a look at a
Library Visit
(classified as a high stress level for pet therapy)
Pet Therapy teams need to know how to handle the unknown,
how many kids
what ages
naughty or nice.

This evaluation wasn't just any evaluation,
many eyes where watching:
eye's of the new teams
(thats 12 eye's)
the eye's of the kids
(way to many to count but the best one's)
eye's of 

As we entered the library room
we were reminded,
"one mess up and your out of the room"
No Problem,
we said
"there is nothing to be worried about"


Well, here are a few photos of us at the library
with lots and lots of kids
loving, hugging, petting, feeling
us all at the same time.
At times we would say we had at least 4 sets of hands on us
during the whole story time.

Now its your turn to put your evaluating eye's on us.
(no idea how many eye's now)
How do you think we did?

Cypress our Las Vegas Team Member
Sue and Kirby


The next two dates have been postponed
due to
knee surgery.

We all wish you well as you recover from your surgery. 


  1. Both of you did a great job and brought happiness to so many people. Bravo!!!

    Good luck to those six teams!

  2. Well done boys ! You look so relaxed with all those children. I wish I could do that.

  3. We would have to say you boys did a great job! I haven't taken Riley on a library visit yet because we just love going to the nursing homes and there aren't many teams that go to the nursing homes around here and there are a lot that do the library visits. I have heard the library visits are pretty high stress. Looks like you two are old pros at this!

    Elyse and Riley

  4. therapy work with pets is AWESOME!! glad you are doing it too.