By David Frei
E-book ISBN: 9781937049232
David Frei’s heartwarming selection of tales in regards to the treatment canines in his lifestyles and the folk whom they contact, Angel on a Leash celebrates the “ministry” that Frei stocks along with his spouse, Chaplain Cherilyn Frei, the director of religious care on the Ronald McDonald condominium of recent York.Frei could be the such a lot recognizable face and identify within the puppy game, as “the Voice of Westminster,” the recognized big apple kennel membership for which he has labored for the prior 20 years, yet his actual ardour in canine is treatment work.
In the book’s eighteen chapters, Frei retells the tales of the standard miracles he’s witnessed his treatment canine practice over countless numbers of journeys to their favourite locations. at the moment in his moment iteration of remedy canines, Frei provides his Cavalier King Charles Spaniel “Angel” and Brittany “Grace” all of the credits for the life-altering paintings they do cheering up in poor health little ones at Morgan Stanley’s Children’s clinic, spending time with getting better sufferers at NewYork- Presbyterian sanatorium, and putting a paw within the hand of world-weary veterans on the Washington DC VA clinical Center.
Never sappy or sentimental, Frei’s writing sort is simple and sincere with a swiftness that retains the reader turning pages (and wiping tears). past the inspiring storytelling, the ebook additionally deals functional recommendation to strength remedy puppy handlers approximately how one can get a puppy qualified with a formal registry, the obligations that accompany treatment paintings, and the significance of neighborhood involvement.
Frei’s organization with Westminster yielded the formation of a nonprofit association referred to as Angel on a Leash (the book’s namesake), which Frei used to be the foremost founder. even if the association is now a separate entity from its recognized “parent,” top in exhibit winners of Westminster have usually retired from the express ring into the area of remedy paintings, receiving Frei’s encouragement and counsel. one of many beautiful moments captured within the book’s images part are snap shots of Rufus, the coloured Bull Terrier; James, the English Spring Spaniel; and Uno, the Beagle, all best victors of the recognized convey, spending time with kids on remedy visits.
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When we get into the hall, I am going to turn left and you are going to turn right and go down to room 214 and visit with the patient in that room. I am to know nothing about this,” she said. This sounded like the opening scene in Mission: Impossible. indd 49 7/6/11 11:14:21 AM ANGEL ON A LEASH rooms. The supervisor told me that the elderly patient in room 214 was a quadriplegic woman who was hurt when she had fallen off a horse recently. The nurses wanted her to see Teigh, but she couldn’t get out of bed.
Maintain and protect the integrity of the work by dealing with therapy dog organizations that do it right, as described above. For Angel On A Leash facilities, we ask that our teams be registered through Delta Society. That way, we know how they have been trained and evaluated, that they are being provided with $1,000,000 in liability insurance coverage by their registering organization, that their health status is continuously monitored, and that they are subject to timely reevaluations. Recognizing that you may face geographic challenges in finding an organization, you should know that there may be other registering bodies that do this, too, but keep these key points in mind as you move forward with your dog.
People who abuse therapy dog certification in this manner had better hope that they don’t run into me. Or Mike. But I digress. My original point when I began is that not all therapy dog organizations are alike. There are some, unfortunately, that may as well just ask you to send in three dogfood labels and a few bucks in exchange for your therapy dog registration. There are a few organizations out there that exist only on a website and will be happy to send you a certificate in exchange for something (usually money).