Good news: Today was the best day of the semester!!!
Bad news: There is no way any day this semester will top today.
If you know me at all, you know why I am saying this… today was Pet Therapy Day!! Pet Therapy Day, hosted by the Center for Service and Social Justice, occurs once per semester. It is a day when faculty, staff, parents, and locals bring their dogs to campus for students to play with and pet. Pet Therapy lasts an hour and a half, from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM. It is usually outside, on the Dionne Green, but this year it was moved into the Byron center due to the rain. I have always loved Pet Therapy since I miss my dog terribly while at school, but today’s Pet Therapy was extra special….. because Molly came!! My mom, whom I am fairly positive is an actual angel, drove over six hours today (slightly over three hours each way) just to bring Molly to Pet Therapy. Check out the bottom of my post to see some pictures of Molly loving the attention at Pet Therapy.
As usual, it was great fun, and so many people showed up! I was nervous not as many people would come since the event was moved indoors, but the Byron center was filled with students the whole time. Molly was very happy to meet all her new friends, and they were thrilled to meet her too. Everyone I saw seemed to be having a great time, both the dogs and the humans :). If you missed Pet Therapy this semester, don’t worry – there will be another one in the spring semester! Get excited 😀
I usually write about my experiences from the past week in chronological order, but I thought Pet Therapy was a worthy enough reason for going out of order. I get so excited about it, it just has to be first!
But besides Pet Therapy, a couple standouts from the past week have been Praise & Worship on Thursday and the Lunar Eclipse / Super Moon on Sunday!
Praise and Worship is a student-run faith group which meets every Thursday night. My friend and apartment-mate Shannon invited me to come with her, so I went for the first time two weeks ago and again last week. She has been inviting me to come for so long now, and after going for the first time I wished I had gone sooner! I will discuss Praise and Worship further in a future blog post, but I highly recommend for anyone who reads this to check it out. We meet in the Montrone Multi-Purpose Room from 9-10 pm on Thursday nights to sing Christian songs and discuss faith. The atmosphere is very relaxed and welcoming, and I have loved the past two times I have been. All are welcome, so give it a try!
On Sunday, as I am sure you already know, the moon was a super moon AND there was a lunar eclipse! My friends and I were all very excited about this rare Blood Moon, so we decided to view the moon together from the top of the parking pavilion. It was a very nice way to end the weekend, and I am glad I got to see something so beautiful with the people who make my life beautiful. I watched the moon with my friends Jess, Shannon, Chris, and Kyle. There were dozens of other people there, too, some of whom I knew. My friends Summer, Alex, Lizzy, Dillon, Brina, Juliana, and Christa watched the moon from the parking pavilion, as well. It was such a beautiful night and I am so grateful I saw the moon in its rare position.
Have a great rest of your week!
And, as promised, Pet Therapy pictures!…