Pet's Story or Bio
Late April 2017, I started my “real” search for a dog. I had tossed around the idea for a year but did not mention to anyone because truly I wanted to make the decision. After a weird trip to Lisbon, OH to pick up my new friend. Her transport was not ideal and a bit odd. She arrived in a cat carrier out a van full of raspberries, she looked good and well. That first night was scary for me, I watched her all night to make sure she was okay, I would wake her up to make sure she wanted to play (thats always been my que she is good, not mention a huge ritual). I will admit I have had a lot of those nights. Living with severe OCD and puppy can be challenging.
From Finley’s first day in Western PA, she was introduced to my office. As the months have past she has learned to go to her chair, walk nicely down the hall way and not pull me around Sewickley. She stays out of way during therapy, except if she is needed. Often I do not tell her to go to a patient and sit at there feet, she knows. She brings joy to the building, and from inside my office I can hear patients from the hallway asking where the dog is. She does go where she can and is never 5 feet from me. I continue to be surprised how much this dog can figure out, she knows if I have had a bad day or if I am having an anxious morning. She will block me from a ritual or two. Fin has changed my life for the better, and I like to think I have helped her too!