Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Photo Hunt #16: "My 2nd Job" EXTENDED THRU DEC 12!

It's been requested that I extend this week's photo hunt, so this one will run through Dec. 12th. Be sure to comment with "extra credit" if you've done the extra credit under the Win a Prize! tab above.

All of us know that our first jobs are to take care of our humans. They're very delicate, albeit gigantic, creatures, who need lots of love and dedication, and require constant monitoring of their physical and mental states to determine the appropriate response to make them feel better. As exhausting and time consuming as that can be, many of us manage somehow to actually have second jobs.

Some of you might be babysitters, therapy dogs, moms or dads...

Mom met a golden retriever named Gracie this week at Kaiser Permanente Hospital in Woodland Hills, California. Gracie's second job is as a therapy dog. She visits people in the hospital every Monday. She's also a really good listener and kids read to her at libraries, when they might not be as comfortable reading out loud to adults. She does other stuff, too, comforting people in different kinds of crisis, with her best friend, human Claudine Singer. She works with several organizations, including Hope Anipal-Assisted Crisis Response.

What's your second job?

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  1. Oh, goodness, I'm so busy chasing after the humans and the furries here, I don't have time for a second job! There's a lot to keep in line, here, you know. Especially the humans; they're still in training. BOL

    Gracie is my hero! What a star!!

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  3. PepiSmartDog: Cokie you forgot to add: your a Vet Wrestler !!! BOL !!! *Cokie whips his Vet into line with a hefty dew-claw to the left* Not forgetting: "Editor In Chief" of The Anipal Times !!! *Cokie whips Pepi into line with a hefty dew-claw to the right* BOL !!!

  4. Thanks for re-opening ! *wipes sweat from brow* Woot! Woot !

  5. OMD, I nefur readed the new tab about extra credits but I has done all the extra credits now!

  6. Oops. I didn't realize we were supposed to comment each week! I know now... *wags*

  7. Awe... that is the best job for an anipal. If peeps have an easy going pet of anykind they should concider thereapy work or at least taking some time to visit peeps in rehab centers and nursing homes. Pets and children bring the greatest energy to these places and light up the world of these peeps that are stuck inside a building with out visitors most of the time.