Next stop, the Stress Free Zone!
First you stroke her right ear, then the left. A little scratch underneath the chin. When she rolls on her back, you scratch her belly. Repeat. Feel good. 🙂
What the heck am I talking about? Last week SUNY Plattsburgh held a de-stress event for students during finals week. We were invited. From noon to one o’clock on Friday Roxy greeted everyone coming and going at the Angell Center. Staff and students stopped and visited with
us Roxy. It was really fun to watch peoples’ facial expressions as they walked by to get their coffee. One minute they are totally focused on getting to the food court…the next minute…”OMG can I pet your dog?” We had never done an event like this and I wasn’t sure what the reaction from people would be.
I needn’t have worried. Lots of students are away from home (and their dogs) and I think visiting with a therapy dog is the next best thing to being home. (A couple of the kids spent a lot of time with us.) One lady said she had always had Labs, but was unable to keep dogs where she was now. She thanked us for letting her get her “Lab fix”. Roxy was one.busy.dog.
As we left the campus, Roxy said it was her BEST DAY EVER! When are we going back?