A few weeks ago, we were all posting on one of the threads I had started with pictures of Tillie running and playing. Karen (Kodi's mom) said something about Tillie being a great example of what a Hav should be, or something to that effect. and those words really warmed my heart, so much so that I have been thinking and thinking a lot lately about Tillie and her place in our family. What a terrific dog she is and how much I love her.
THANK you Karen for your kind words!
Anywhooooo... last week I had a thought about looking to see if there was any therapy dog training in my area. And there is. I contacted the lady and she has been walking me through what we would need to do. It is through Rx Pets. Today I took Tillie with me to run errands and was at the bank. She was in her stroller for awhile and one of the ladies wanted to see her, so I took her out. After a few minutes, I asked if she wanted to hold her, so Tillie JUMPED into her arms, licked her all over and we continued to talk. A few minutes later Tillie was asleep in her arms. Pretty much solidified my thoughts about looking into therapy work. LOL
Today the lady at Rx Pets sent me the actual 'test' that we would need to pass and I think Tillie will pass MOST of it with flying colors. AND the workshops aren't until Fall, with the assesment in October. So we have plenty of time to work on things. I signed her up for intermediate obedience, starts on the 22nd and did some 'socializing' work around Pet Smart tonight.
It is going to be work, but really, I want to share Tillie's joy with people. I love her so much and want to see her make others happy, since she makes us so happy. i am nervous and unsure what we are doing, but I am confident that Tillie will make people happy, bring smiles to those that can no longer have thier own dogs and share her love of life with everyone around her.
We have our work cut out for us. I thought about not sharing all of this with you guys and just 'surprising' you when we pass in the fall, but really... if any of you know me at ALL after all this time, then you know, I can not keep ANYTHING quite... LOL sooooo... you get to come along on the journey with us and pray that we pass. Otherwise, well, if we don't pass, we will try again.
Now, if i can only get her to stop PULLING like a sled dog! LOL