All dogs are ‘therapy dogs’

Most researchers believe dogs are sensitive to our behaviors, body language and emotions. Many times, these four-legged therapists offer comfort when we need them the most.

I was upset for two reasons. Those toys weren’t anything special, just 16-inch strips of heavy cotton, several machine-stitched layers with a knot tied at one end. But as a paraplegic and unable to use a sewing machine, when Teddy tugs the last one to shreds, that’s it. There won’t be any more.

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