THE DOGS ARE OUT – WOOF!
The dogs are out and about at McCarthy/Teszler Special Education School, Spartanburg, SC. These photos, posted on a hall wall as our record of fame, are just a few of the six visits made by Spartanburg Paws2Care, a member of Therapy Dogs, Inc.
McCarthy/Teszler serves the most significantly disabled students in Spartanburg County— these kids love dogs and our dogs: Callie, Coco, Angus, Boogie, Bristol, Diva, Dae, Millie, Fresca and Jager were a huge success. The kids, petted, hugged, walked, fed treats, pulled ears, yanked hair and giggled with joy when a tail swept across their face or a sloppy kiss caught them by surprise. Many had to reach from their chairs needing help controlling their hand as they stroked the dogs. If there was a yank on an ear or fist full of hair pulled, the dogs did not flinch. Just what makes these dogs know their new friends are so special will remain their secret. We’re all thankful for their good nature and the joy we all feel at the end of a visit. We admire the teachers and aides for all they do as they are truly very special people.
We all feel richer for making these visits. We’ve shed tears, gained smiles, lifted spirits and feel a renewed reverence for our magnificent pets – therapy dogs!