Arrival Story: Sophie was going to doggie daycare one day and the owner had 2 miniature schnauzers for sale. That afternoon we brought Harley D home with us and the rest is history. He loves to be the center of attention and the faces he makes are unbelievable. He is a certified Therapy Dog and he is amazing to watch him with patients, family, staff and students. He is a very loving boy.
Bio: Harley is a Certified Therapy Dog with Human Animal Link of Oklahoma Foundation, H.A.L.O. He has been awarded his AKC Therapy Dog Certification and also his CGC (Canine Good Citizenship). He currently visits Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City and Canadian Valley Integris Hospital in Yukon. He works with second graders at Northridge Elementary and will be starting at Northwood Elementary second semester.
Good morning pals! I wanted to tell you about my visit yesterday to the First Baptist Church in Moore, Oklahoma. Mom and I, along with four other therapy dogs arrived around 9:30 in the morning. This church is a staging area for all the people who have lost everything in the devastating tornado that occurred Monday, May 20, 2013. People were able to receive clothing, food, medicine, toys, tools, etc. Also all of the insurance companies were there to help everyone and the organization was amazing. We all spread out and visited with people telling us their stories of survival and loss. Mom and I were called over by one of the chaplain's to visit with a lady in a wheel chair and she kept petting me while talking to mom. We went outside and visited with folks waiting to speak with insurance people and it was good to see that we could put smiles on people's faces. To see the looks on some of the people's faces just broke your heart, but then to see the determination of the people who were just so very thankful to be alive. Mom and I spent 6 hours there and boy was I pooped! I would have wrote in my diary last night but I was asleep on the sofa. Today we are having horrible storms with flooding so continued prayers are needed. We will be going back to Moore as long as we are needed.
Mom and I go to visit the momma's that are on long term bed rest waiting to have their babies. We have been visiting one lady who is going to have triplets and has been on bed rest for a very long time. Well today I got in bed with her and all of a sudden I rested my head on one side of her tummy with my ear. I listened and listened and I could hear a heart beat! Then I changed position and moved to the middle of her tummy and put my ear next to her tummy and I listened and listened again and you know what? That baby boy kicked me! Mom and the lady laughed and laughed and they told me I better check cause there was another girl in there but I didn't, cause I didn't wanna get kicked again! That was the coolest thing ever!
Well mom got me up this morning and right off the bat I got a bath! Today is our day to go work with our autistic kids at school and mom said I had to look good cause a TV station was coming to video our session. Well, Sunshine, Abby and me gots to school with our handlers and went to the classroom. The kids all came in to say hi to us and give us out pets and then were introduced to the lady doing the filming. Our project for today was to hook two crepe leashes to each of our collars and then a student would get on each side and lead us to a certain spot, turn and then take us back to the beginning. Guess what? My kids were the only ones that didn't break their leashes! We had a great time and the parents have asked us to come back for second semester because they see a big difference in their kids. Well then we finished and mom put me in the car and said now we are off to the hospital to visit a little girl in pediatrics. I was pretty pooped but when we got to the hospital I was ready to visit. Well the little girl was sleeping and mom said we are not gonna wake her up but lets head to ICU and see who we can visit with. I got to get in bed with 2 different ladies and one showed me a picture of her pup and it was a white Schnauzer and her name is Muffin. We had a great visit and then I was getting really tired and mom said to me, HD, I think you have given everything you have in your little body today and its time to take you home. I will let you know when its gonna be on TV and hopefully a link so you can see us dogs working! I gonna go take a nap now.