submitted by KPETS handler Diane and her two year old Golden Retriever, Chester
Chester and I were walking down the hallway this afternoon to our regular 3:30 appointment at Schreiber.
One of the speech therapists came out of her room and said, “Would you mind coming back to my room for a moment? I am working with a little girl, and in all my time working with her I have never heard her speak a complete sentence. When you just walked past my door she said, ‘Can I pet the dog?’ ”
Well, of course I turned around and went into her room with Chester. The girl was all smiles and so excited to pet Chester. While petting Chester she said, “I have a dog at home!”. The therapist was amazed, then said calmly to me, “sentence #2!”
She asked the girl about her dog at home. The girl reached into her backpack, pulled out a stuffed doggie, kissed Chester with her stuffed doggie, and said, “This is my doggie!” Therapist said quietly, “Sentence #3…”
Does God use KPETS to make a difference & bring healing in the lives of children? YES! …Sometimes, just by walking down a hallway.
I totally had tears in my eyes with this one 🙂