Angels On a Leash

It is an exciting week in NYC.  Fashion Week.  Westminster Dog Show.  And Brie’s first class to be a therapy dog .  Well, we’re both taking the class.  We will both learn our names,  how to obey commands, how to walk on a leash, heel, and…Heal.  If we pass, we will receive an assignment to visit a patient who is receiving treatment in the hospital. (She will be the dog, and I will be the handler.  At least to start.)   David Frei, that great voice of the Westminster Dog Show, started this program, and it serves renown institutions throughout the country.  Brie started to shake at the beginning of class.  I thought I would have to take her home.    Before long, I was running at the end of her lead.  This creature who was transplanted to this concrete island only six months ago was was walking with sass and style.  She was my “Best in Show.”


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