Monday, June 30, 2008

Doggy Therapy

I’ve often spoken of Portia on this site and I have another heartwarming story for you here.

One of Portia’s daddies, Jack, is a counselor and often brings Portia to his office if he’s going to be there for most of the day.

Portia loves being around people and Jack always asks his clients if it’s okay for Portia to remain in the session. He assures them that she will keep everything confidential. If anyone is allergic to dogs or isn’t comfortable with her being there, she happily spends the hour in the courtyard with the other staff.

She’s also good at providing doggy-therapy. I can attest to this. No matter how bad of a day I’ve had, a few moments with Portia always remedies any psychological ailment.

Jack was at his office on Saturday with five appointments, back to back. Portia was there for the day as well.

One client was having a really difficult time over a relationship that had suddenly ended. Tears appeared as she described the feelings of loss.

Meanwhile, Portia was asleep on the carpet in what we call her “alligator pose.”
(see pic below)

Just as things were getting pretty intense during the session, Portia let out an incredibly long, drawn-out fart.

And the client went straight from tears to laughter.

See? Never underestimate the effectiveness of doggy therapy.

You never know how well it will work.


At 10:45 PM , Blogger Miss Healthypants said...

That is hysterical! LOL! Gotta love that dog! :)


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