Many animals play important roles as therapists in our world. There are dogs who assist humans with sight, daily tasks…even those who can detect seizures in their human companions. There are horses who assist with therapeutic riding and emotional therapy…even those who help with post traumatic stress syndrome.
These animals are saints…..to be commended for their noble and selfless devotion to humans. We are learning more and more about the true nature of assistance and therapy animals….what their special needs are, how important it is for them to have breaks and how to be mindful of their stress levels. By treating them with the same kindness and love they so freely give to us, they are helping humans to become even better stewards of not only the animals themselves, but the very planet we all share.