For some time, I have wanted to get at least Amiee involved with Pet Therapy visiting nursing homes, etc. The thing is, Amiee has not had any formal training of any sorts. So accomplishing this, I just wasn’t exactly sure how to go about this. I have been following the Tales and Tails blog for some time as they have the most awesome adventures and live pretty darn close to us. I have been reading all about Bunny, Blueberry and Morgan’s trips to all the various places they go. So I decided to chat with their Mom about it all.
Well it turns out the group they work with here in our home town in Illinois does not require any type of training. Well that is just down our alley for sure. So a few weeks ago I met up with the Tales and Tails gang and got the honor of having Blueberry show me the ropes on how it all worked (minus Amiee) this time around. Well I can tell you Blueberry, Bunny and Morgan are very well known and everyone just seems to love them so much. They are definitely experienced in this and we Amiee can learn some wonderful manners from them.
Well last Thursday (4/14) was the big date that we had chosen to introduce Amiee to her new job. First Mom had to take off early that day to go home and make sure that she was all prettied up for this adventure. She got a quick bath, brushed, ears cleaned and her teeth brushed. We left the house and headed to our destination with great anticipation. Once there I was finally able to get her out of the back of the BUV and get her ready to start working. Typical Amiee fashion she walked very close to my leg (Velcro style) and kept looking up at me like, WTH have you gotten me into, Mom. After our official meet and greet with the Tales and Tails clan (Bunny and Morgan) we made our way inside following Bunny and Morgan’s lead.
Do I look excited about my new job
Once we got inside we walked around and followed Bunny and Morgan. Bunny knows her job very well and I learned a lot from her. Still staying very close to my mom. Here are a few pictures that Mom snapped of Bunny and Morgan working.
Morgan looking for treats that Mom was feeding him
Oh, yea there ya go Morgan. Very nice pose!
Bunny stylish as ever
Overall, it was a very good experience and I think I did pretty good. I made lots of new fur-friends and finally meeting our blogging friends from Tales and Tails. This Thursday I will be visiting another nursing home, so wish me luck.
Sniffs, Amiee, HoundDogMom