MSPCA Dog Therapy

Here at Strickland Youth Center we are allowed to see dogs every other Sunday.  This Sunday was a very special Sunday.  The MSPCA brought two dogs.  When I was walking to the room where the dogs were I started to cry because I missed my dog so much.  When I got into the room I was very sad.  I saw a golden retriever and there was a puppy in a cage so afraid to come out.  I got up from sitting on the floor and went up to the cage and let her smell my scent.  She saw me crying and licked my hand.  That made me very happy.  I felt a huge weight off my shoulders.  One of the volunteers got her out of the cage.  She was so shaky and nervous.  I went and sat by her and grabbed a treat.  At first she didn’t want the treat then I got her to play with a toy that squeaks.  I was the only person she would let come up to her.  I was so happy when she started playing with me.  The dog and I had a lot in common when I first came to Strickland I was very scared.  It was my first time here.  At first I didn’t want to be around anyone just like the dog.  One of the volunteers asked me to name her so I named her Molly something similar to my name.  Molly and I had a bond that I didn’t have with anybody else.  She gave me hope.  I am extremely happy that Strickland allows such an amazing program. Let’s just say Molly changed my life.  She made me feel at home.  I hope I made her feel the same way she made me feel.  By far the MSPCA is the best program.