We’ve always had a dog.
After my husband and I got married we got a dog.
We had a dachshund for 15 years before we got Arrow. We had our last dog before we had our first child.
My husband grew up with dogs– I didn’t, but I love dogs.
One of the scariest moments with Arrow was when she chased a squirrel and ran into a busy street full of traffic. Luckily someone saw her, called her name, and she came to them.
Once, we were in the park and she stopped in front of a child with special needs and the mother was nervous but asked if her son could pet Arrow. He grabbed a fistful of fur, but she just sat there and let him pet and pull at her.
Over the summer we went to visit our elderly former neighbor who had become listless and apathetic towards life. She wouldn’t get out of bed and had no interest in connecting with anyone or anything. When we brought Arrow for a visit she sat up and her face lit up. She engaged with Arrow, petting her and showing signs of happiness.
We think Arrow would be a great therapy dog.