When I was in Mrs Kuhlman's 4 th Grade class at St Matthew's , Melanie Young asked me what my father did for a living . I had a crush on her that year , as she wore the first pleated skirt I had ever seen , regally . I told her his occupation and found out some months later found out she thought that he repaired Radios . This was a logical , but incorrect assumption . I had told her he was a Radiotherapist , which these days are known as Radiation Oncologists . I am very proud of my ancient Dad , who taught and Practiced that for 25 years as a Professor at MD Anderson and Duke , The field has come a long way in 60 years , and radiation most definitely can therapeutically kill cancer cells . My brush w the disease was in 1999 and it worked on me as I suspect it has for many of my readers . It was therapy we could believe in .
So is this other one , which is just getting started .
I ran across a story in the paper which needs a preface , so first I will explain Caninotherapy . It is Pets , FOTS , and how we should employ their limitless capacity to love . They do wonders , for instance , visiting the aged . Also , have you ever seen how a kid can be taken away from the pain of a difficult illness by a puppy's lick to the kisser ? Well I saw another way to tap that well and it is ,Puppies for Prisoners . Because Dogs cure discomfort like Radiation cooks cancer . The article I read , which I will link below , detailed some Puppy love inspiring involvement and responsibility from a kid locked into Juvie Hall . Here is his quote
"I don't see her as my friend. I see her as my daughter," he said. "She has really opened up my heart and made me a calm person." Regular readers have heard me refer to Waldo as my Son . I have no doubt that I benefited from that Dog's companionship . As a Black lab , it was his job to teach me about love and loyalty , and he did .
PDUS could support working w Animal Shelters , or having them share space w Prisons so that , every cell could have a puppy or a kitten . Those pets will be treasured and protected like the family they will become . They are generators of love . How could that not help ?Here is the link ...