April 2016 - Meet the Team
When did you and Viking become a team? - We were registered on June 30, 2015.
What other partners have you had? - Viking is my first partner.
In what type of facility are you visiting? - Twice a week we visit the Alzheimer's / Dementia wing of a senior living facility.
In what other Therapy Animals activities do you and your partner participate? - We are certified for StoryTails and hope to find a location soon that accommodates our schedule! We also volunteer for occasional special events when time is available, e.g., Lackland Christmas Party.
Tell us something about your partner that we may not know. - Me about V: he is the best date I've had in years. V about me: I've had her in therapy several years now and I've made significant progress. Also, V loves field runs more than anything and he is squirrel obsessed.
What Therapy Animals leadership position(s) do you currently have? - I just became Quartermaster.
What other leadership positions have you had? - None. We are fairly new.
Tell us something about yourself that we may not know. - I have a total of 3 weimaraners at home, a cat named Rocky, 2 boys in middle school, and my daughter attends Heidelberg University in Germany. I speak to the dogs mostly in German as I lived in Germany more than 13 years. I also speak Spanish and lived in South America (Chile) 4 years. The dogs are multilingual. ;-)