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Therapy Dog Visit to the YMCA Family Center March 12, 2009

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Holly The Newf with friends at the YMCA Family Center

Holly The Newf with friends at the YMCA Family Center

What a great morning I had at the YMCA Family Center. I was invited on a therapy dog visit to meet a group of preschoolers and babies and their moms. I got to sit in the middle of a huge gym floor. All the kids sat around me and took turns coming up to pet me. Kim told them all about me. They were surprised that I weigh 120 lbs! We had dog safety handouts for them to color. They really liked that. Kim told them about how to meet a new dog, how to approach a dog you don’t know, and how not to pet a stray dog. She also played a game with them where they all pretended a stray dog was approaching them and they stood still like a tree. It was quite fun to see all of them standing perfectly still. Kim’s kids gave each of the preschoolers a special “Holly The Newf Dog Safety Award” certificate to take home. I really like going out on these therapy dog visits with kids. Little people are so much fun to meet and visit with!

Holly The Newf meets new friends Kim Marker and son Noah

Holly The Newf meets new friends Kim Marker and son Noah

Holly The Newf and friends at the YMCA family center. From left to right: Noah, Destiny and her mom Rebecca, Ava and her mom Courtney, Conner and his mom Courtney, and Stewart and his mom Page.

Holly The Newf and friends at the YMCA family center. From left to right: Noah, Destiny and her mom Rebecca, Ava and her mom Courtney, Conner and his mom Courtney, and Stewart and his mom Page.