May 18th National Therapy Animal Day

We are a little behind the eight ball on the first annual National Therapy Animal Day. It was this past Monday on May 18th. Since I have been doing therapy work with Gambler and Glory for over a year now I wanted to share this day with everyone even know it has passed. Animal therapy is so important to children and adults as well as to the therapy animals handler. I feel so much joy after a therapy visit with one of my dogs. To see what these animals can do to brighten the day’s of others is something I can’t describe. Some may ask me why I subject my “hunting dogs” to costumes that “real” dogs don’t wear costumes I beg to differ. My friend gave me a template for some fake money that I could put a picture of my dog on and give to the kids. I Put Gambler with his G$ glasses on on the money. I printed them off, cut them out and had the kids play with the money as well as playing with Gambler. After their time was up I told them they could keep some of the money. You should of seen the kids faces when I told them that! They asked me if I was for real and that they could really keep it, yes you can keep it. That is why I dress my dogs up in costumes, so they can make someone else’s day brighter.

I am not a member of Pet Partners, I am a member of Therapy Dogs Inc. It doesn’t matter what group you are members of all that matters to me is that you are out spreading the therapy love with your animal.

NATIONAL THERAPY ANIMAL DAY™ / TREATS & SWEETS DAY

NTAD and Treats and Sweets Logo

Monday May 18, 2015 is the First Annual National Therapy Animal Day created by Pet Partners to honor all of the exceptional therapy animal teams that bring joy and comfort to people in need. By promoting the event we will raise awareness and educate the public about the role therapy animals play in enhancing the health and well-being of people.

In honor of National Therapy Animal Day, thousands of bakers will be breaking out their mixing bowls and whipping up some treats and sweets. Your participation in this year’s Treats & Sweets Day will support Pet Partners in training and registering thousands of therapy animal teams who make over a million life-enhancing visits each year. For more information, please visit www.treatsandsweetsday.org.

Gambler and MK (who would like to remain anonymous would like to send out a big thank you to Gamblers partner in crime and beer drinking buddy Easy Rider for the great Birthday gift from across the pond. They never got a Birthday gift from that far away before so many thanks! Even I enjoyed the chocolates 🙂

Thanks to all of Gambler’s 4th Birthday Prezzie participants, there could only be one winner and the winner is:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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We are joining Linda at 2browndawgs and Jodi at Heart Like A Dog for this great blog hop.

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13 thoughts on “May 18th National Therapy Animal Day

  1. Therapy dogs are so important to so many people, and we’re glad that Gman and Glory fit that bill by making so many people happy! You should be very proud of them!! Love Gman and his Bday present, he’s always up for treats 🙂

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  2. It is so nice they are celebrating this. One should never underestimate the benefit of an animal when someone is ill or dying. They can bring so much comfort.

    Thank you for joining the blog hop.

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  3. I didn’t know about a therapy day for dogs so thanks for letting me know! Mom is just now trying to figure out training for therapy dogs because she thinks Taffy would be great to take to nursing homes. Love Dolly

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  4. It takes the right person to do therapy work with or without a dog. My mom would not be good at it at all and has no desire, but so many people do love it and so do their dogs. It is a wonderful thing for those it helps and if you enjoy it.

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  5. It is wonderful that you do therapy work with them. I love the idea of the G$ money. Congrats to the winner of the giveaway and congrats to Gman for getting such a great gift from across the pond. Thanks for joining the hop!

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  6. Oh boy I would like a visit of the million $$ Gman too… we could eat the mohneh together, wonder how it will look when it comes back :o)
    I’m glad the postman found your crib and I hope your have fun for two minutes …or three :o)

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  7. What a great day celebrating therapy dogs. I admire every person and dog that does this….so good for you, Gambler, and Glory.
    How do I keep getting so lucky over here? We can’t wait to get our goodies!

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  8. A Friend that works with Therspy dogs was training Mica,she so laid back and love to be petted. But Mica can’t handle the noises going off all the time and people all over. I think it’s great the Gman and Glory are helping people to have better days and bringing smiles to so many people:)

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