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    45 Photos Of Golden Retrievers Comforting The Residents Of Newtown

    They're called K-9 Parish Comfort Dogs. What a wonderful idea.

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    Man, this got me weepy.

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    Re: Golden Retrievers help comfort the residents of NewTown CT

    I figured Val or Tabby would have remarked on this.

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    Re: Golden Retrievers help comfort the residents of NewTown CT

    I would have figured the same thing, Snooze! I can't get the second link to load with either IE or with Firefox but it was good to see the effects of the goldens in the first article! They're a gentle and loving breed and if they distract & comfort the children in particular for even a short while then they've done their job well. It's bound to be fulfilling to the handlers/owners to be able to offer this kindness and see its effect. We all know that animals can be therapeutic in many ways but this was the first time I had heard of them actually venturing into a grief stricken area for the sole purpose of providing distraction & comfort.

    Totally off topic here but I absolutely love the red cape the little girl is wearing in Photo #30! I want one!

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    Re: Golden Retrievers help comfort the residents of NewTown CT

    The dogs were back for the first day of school at the new Sandy Hook Elementary. There's supposed to be a vid on CNN of them that I couldn't find it but here's a news story that has a clip from their first visit.

    Comfort dogs will greet Sandy Hook surviving students on return to Chalk Hill - National Child Safety | Examiner.com

    Here's a photo from yesterday of them out of "uniform" unwinding in Connecticut between visits:



    I'm more of a cat person but even I can't resist a Golden. I love these guys. The group gave up a good chunk of their holidays to go help, bless their hearts.

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    They're loving that snow! I'm sure the children adored their presence at school on the first days back and there's bound to be a few new golden retriever lovers in the world because of this kind deed.

    I still want that cape!

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    Re: Golden Retrievers help comfort the residents of NewTown CT

    Lovely....

    Here, we are seeing more and more care homes for the elderly use dogs for comfort.... It's awesome.
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    Re: Golden Retrievers help comfort the residents of NewTown CT

    God bless their sweet little hearts! So wonderful that they can really help... especially
    that younger pup just starting his career.
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