Twelve-year-old golden retriever Henry, a registered therapy dog through Pet Partners, listened to children read at the library via the Read With Me program. Read about how Henry provided a fun and positive reading environment for people of all ages at the Reedsburg Public Library.
For over 10 years, Henry helped with evaluations, workshops, and I can’t even begin to remember all the facilities, presentations, and events. When I think of all the lives he has touched over the years, I am so proud of him!
I think Lynn described Henry perfectly when she said,
Henry was such a wonderful therapy dog and a great showman for all the Pet Partners classes! His gentle demeanor and soul were a calming influence to everyone who had the pleasure of petting him. Not to say he didn’t have his goofy moments, but he knew when it was time to behave and ‘work’ … a quality not all dogs have.
For the first time in 15 years, I am without a Pet Partner, and it is such a strange, empty feeling. But I do feel comfortable that Henry is at rest now.
Goodbye, Sweet Boy!
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.