Sunday, February 27, 2011

Yahooooo & Yippeeeee!

At last!  Luc is a certified Penny's From Heaven therapy dog!  It's been a long time coming, but Luc finally accomplished not licking (kissing) when meeting people.  Therapy dogs must not lick so as to not carry germs from one person to another.  :D  It's hard on him, but he realized that he gets lots of petting and love without giving uninvited kisses.

Patsy and Denise from Penny's From Heaven Foundation and Luc.

Patsy almost cried she was so happy when Luc passed this last requirement.  Luc passed all the other tests in December, 2010.  I'm very grateful that Luc was allowed more time to get this one thing under control.  He is a lover, first and foremost, but has gained the discipline to not lick.  There were times that I was not sure he'd get pass this test; however, I begin to think he would about 3-4 weeks ago. 

I also want to express my thanks to Charlotte and the staff at Stay 'n Play.  They allowed Luc and me to hang out in the lobby on numerous occasions so that we could work on the "no licking" command.  We couldn't have done it without their support and encouragement. 

Hip, hip, hooray!!! 

Until next time, God bless.


Donna said...

Congratulations to the big fella!!!

Ann said...

Three cheers for Luc. Job well done

DJan said...

Well! I am so happy I almost cried, too!! What a wonderful picture of a wonderful dog. Thanks for introducing me to him, Lynn. :-)

Crafty Sue said...

Well done!

The Japanese Redneck said...

Woo Hoo! Way to go Luc.

SquirrelQueen said...

Congratulations to Luc! Well done big boy, we knew you could do it!