Two years ago I passed my first assessment to become a Registered Therapy Dog. Wow, now I’m getting really close to having 2,000 Pet Therapy session. Before my 2,000th one, the time for my Registered Therapy Dog re-assessment had to occur.
My human Mary scheduled her husband Victor’s and my re-assessment for last Friday, August 22nd. We got to the location a few minutes earlier than was scheduled so that I could get out stretch my legs and do my business. It was a good stop because it helped me loosen up and get a whiff of the smells and sounds in the area before the testing started.
When we pulled in through the gates, I saw and heard a couple of dogs. They were nice dogs. I really liked that I got to see them before I got out of the truck. Because they were put up before I got out of the truck, when I smelled the areas that they were in, I had an idea of what they looked like and of how nice they were. This too helped me loosen up before the testing started.
When my human Victor and I walked up to the evaluator before the re-assessment started, she seemed very familiar to me… and she was indeed someone I knew. She is the person with whom two years ago almost to the day, I did my first assessment. She is really nice and I like her a lot!
She told us what we would be doing and if we had any questions. I didn’t have any questions. I just wanted to give my love to her and do my best during the re-evaluation.
We got started and as normal, I just treated it as another time to give my love to someone as I’ve done these last two years for almost 2,000 pet therapy visits. I loved each moment of it and gave it my best!
What was so cool was during the re-assessment, I got to actually meet one of the dogs that I saw when we pulled in. She was a Sheltie named, Jane. She has different colored eyes; one blue and the other brown. She was so sweet and it was a pleasure for me to meet her and her handler. I wish we had time to play together and maybe sometime in the future we will.
Through out the re-assessment I did what my human Victor wanted me to do. At the end, we both passed the re-assessment with the highest marks!
Now, I’ll be able to get my 2,000th therapy visit in a few weeks. I’m looking forward to it!