it all Began
I am a dog handler who has spent much of the last 5 years in crisis response settings with beautiful golden retrievers. Thousands of hours in settings such as Sandy Hook Elementary, the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing and countless schools suffering from the effects of suicide, drug overdose, car accidents, cancer deaths and other sudden trauma. I am the person at the other end of the leash. I wasn't the one who got the request to be there, it was the comfort dogs. But I was there. And I loved, and cared, and watched, and learned….