One week ago the Center for Service and Social Justice hosted the best event of the semester, making it the best day of the semester! (This is not up for debate. This decision is final.)
Tuesday, September 23rd was PET THERAPY DAY!! It was such a perfect day for pet therapy – sunny and warm, but not too hot. On Pet Therapy Day, also known as Canines on Campus, students are invited to come to the Dionne Green from 11 AM – 1 PM and play with puppies. There are dogs of all ages, but I insist on calling them all puppies.
I miss my dog, Molly, so much when I am at school so I cherish this event! I am not the only one – all my friends with dogs say the person they miss most when they are at school is their dog. This is a great event, because the Center for Service and Social Justice knows we all need our dog fix so they host this for us once a semester to bring us joy and help us relax.
Here is a picture I took at the event:
Look how cute they are! These two are sisters – golden retriever and labrador retriever mixes. Their names are Lilly and Dixie, and they belong to a professor at the University. They are just two of the adorable and loving dogs at this event. My friend Shannon’s mom brought their Portuguese Water Dog named Holly. Here is a picture of Holly at Pet Therapy, taken by Shannon’s mom, Miss Nancy.
I love Pet Therapy day so much! I am obsessed with animals, especially dogs. Although I think my dog is the best, these dogs come pretty close :). It is so relaxing to pet them and hang out with them! It does not matter whether you prefer small, medium, or large dogs, because there are dogs of all sizes to play with… personally, I played with all of them. The dogs love Pet Therapy just as much as the students because they get treats and attention for three hours, plus they get to meet other dogs!
Pet therapy really is the best therapy. I am already looking forward to next semester’s Pet Therapy Day!
Pet Therapy was not the only exciting event this week, however! On Saturday, I was inducted into Alpha Lambda Delta, a national honors society open to students who, in their freshman year, attained an average of 3.60 on a 4.0 scale and were ranked in the top twenty percent of the class. This is a very exciting accomplishment for me! The chapter officers (current students) were present, as well as the three faculty advisors.
During the ceremony, the chapter officers spoke and the new students were inducted. We walked across the stage, which I did NOT plan on, which definitely caused major anxiety to ensue… but I survived. Then, Dr. Michael Fennie, a chemistry professor, gave a hilarious and heartfelt speech. Dr. Fennie’s speech was definitely my favorite part of the ceremony!
A reception for students and their families followed the ceremony. Since my parents could not make it, I was adopted by my friend MK’s family. 🙂 Here I am with MK at the ceremony!
In accepting membership into Alpha Lambda Delta, I took a pledge. In short, I promised to use my education to benefit my community, nation, and this world. This is something I take very seriously, and I aim to be the best student I can be.
Thanks for stopping by… have a great week!