April 2016 – Meet the Team
When did you and Duncan become a team? – In October 2013
What other partners have you had? – I have Zac, another cairn terrier, who became a partner with me in June 2012.
In what type of facility are you visiting? – We visit Independence Hill Assisted Living and Ronald McDonald Houses.
In what other Therapy Animals activities do you and your partner participate? – We are a StoryTails team at Longscreek Elementary School. We also participate in holiday parades at a nursing home, and have participated in college de-stressors, and science day events at elementary schools. We also participate in Pooch Parade!
Tell us something about your partner that we may not know. – Duncan is obsessed with racquetballs, and almost always has one in his mouth, and 2-3 more that he is herding. He keeps his family of balls near him always, and uses his nose and feet like a soccer player.
What Therapy Animals leadership position(s) do you currently have? – I am Chair, Therapy Team Training since 2013.
What other leadership positions have you had? – I co-chaired the 2014 and 2015 Pooch Parades.
Tell us something about yourself that we may not know. – I am very active with Guide Dogs of Texas, as a puppy sitter, and recently as a puppy raiser.