| People from as far away as Louisiana, Texas and Iowa--as well
as from closer-by New Hampshire, Georgia, North Carolina, New Jersey,
Illinois, Tennessee, Kentucky and Ohio--plus Virginia, of course, heard the
therapy dog presentation that I helped to make with Ms. Lucinda Miller who
co-authored the just-introduced 4-H PenPALS curriculum. Oh what a day
it was! Watch for the downloadable PowerPoint presentation at www.vetmed.vt.edu/centaur.
It seemed as if a whole floor of the Marriott Hotel
was turned over to registration for the 4-H people who'd come from all
across the country to their 100th-yr. celebration.
| When we registered
as participants in the Therapy Dog presentation, we discovered that dogs
aren' t usually allowed in the Marriott but it was okay for us to be there
since we are licensed therapy dogs. Winnie & I helped Ms. Lucinda
Miller, Ohio State University co-author of the new 4-H therapy dog
curriculum, PetPALS, with our VPI Veterinarian friend, Dr. Marie Suthers-McCabe,
with the program.
|| When the lights went down for the PowerPoint show,
Winnie went to sleep. However, I found a great place to watch it from
the middle of the center aisle of the room--and I stayed tuned in to the