Skyler & I just passed our testing to become registered Pet Partners. We ACED the test! This means that not only can go into registered hospitals, schools, nursing homes, youth homes, halfway houses, etc. but we are allowed to visit the most complex environments and situations within those places. We've been wanting to do this for a long time & taking the test has never quite worked out for our schedule until today. Thanks for all the well wishes!
I've been wanting to do this for most of my life, but just never took any real action towards making it a reality. Then, when my Grandpap Walter was in hospice care, he & my family were frequently visited by The Golden Girls, a trio of Golden Retrievers. I am still not sure whether or not my pap was even aware that they were there, but my family always had a smile on their face during their visits, even in that trying time. After my pap passed away I promised that I would kick it into gear to do this, so that in some small way I could do my part to make others happy. Sitting in the hallways outside the test room, the dog before us ended his test & walked out into the hallway. His name was Walter. I think someone was watching over Skyler & I during our testing. O:-)