Today’s ‘Positive and Optimistic Sunday’. On Farmdoc’s Blog from time to time I’ve written about my dog: Pete the Maremma. ‘His disposition’s more amiable than that of many people I know ’. Indeed last 3 July he featured as number 3 on my comfort list: ‘He’s just so affectionate. That is, if you’re a human and not a wallaby or a possum. Talk about a man’s best friend… ’. The bond between dog and person can be a joy to behold. And beneficial to both. Examples abound. Here’s one: an article in the 18 February Tasmanian Country . It’s a touching story. I wasn’t previously aware of the Delta Society. Its website says ‘The Society’s mission is to promote and facilitate positive interaction between people and companion animals …(and)… Currently it pursues this mission through three core projects: the Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services , the Delta Dog Safe Program  and the Delta Therapy Dogs Program . I’d love Petey and me to be Delta volunteers. But I won’t have the time until I stop working. And by then Pete’ll be too old – Delta specifies a maximum dog age of 10, and Pete’s now 8¼. Anyway I’m sending Delta a donation to aid its terrific work. Dog therapists. Good stuff. How positive and optimistic is that.
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