Thursday, May 7, 2015

Lulu & Macy & Garda & Maggie

Therapy dog/volunteer teams from Paws Across Texas visited the Blagg-Huey Library on the Denton campus
for an evening of tail-wagging, stress-relieving fun.  Therapy dogs Lulu (foreground); Garda (rear left);
Macy (rear right); and Maggie (not shown) were an immediate hit with students.  Photograph by Sean
Spear.  May 6, 2015.
The evening of Wednesday, May 6, 2015 was a special one for the patrons and staff of the Blagg-Huey Library on the Denton campus.  On that night we welcomed therapy dog/volunteer teams from Paws Across Texas for some much-needed tail-wagging, stress-relieving fun with our new furry friends Lulu, Macy, Garda and Maggie.

A long line of dog lovers waited patiently for the pups to arrive and cheered loudly as they stepped off the elevator with their volunteer handlers.  Over 250 members of the TWU community visited the dogs, eagerly taking to the floor to pet the animals, chat with the volunteers, and experience some of the abundant stress-relieving magic the canine/human teams seemed to possess--just what many TWU students seemed to need in the middle of their Spring 2015 final exams.


TWU students and other patrons of the Blagg-Huey Library on the Denton campus wait patiently for their
turns to visit Paws Across Texas therapy dogs Lulu, Macy, Garda and Maggie.  The dogs and their owners/
handlers visited the campus during Spring 2015 finals week.  Photograph by Sean Spear.  May 6, 2015. 
Students and other library patrons took turns visiting Paws Across Texas therapy dogs in the Blagg-Huey
Library on the Denton campus during Spring 2015 finals week.  Over 250 visitors enjoyed the company of
therapy dogs Lulu, Macy, Garda and Maggie on Wednesday, May 6, 2015.  Photograph by Sean Spear.
May 6, 2015.
Seven-year-old Schnauzer Maggie, in the arms of owner/Paws Across Texas volunteer Virginia Hyatt, laps 
up attention from TWU students in the Blagg-Huey Library during a visit to the Denton campus.  Photograph 
by Sean Spear.  May 6, 2015.
A TWU student bonds with sweet-natured Garda, a Golden Retriever therapy dog with Paws Across Texas.  
Garda was one of four therapy dogs who visited the Blagg-Huey Library during Spring 2015 final exams.  
Photograph by Sean Spear.  May 6, 2015.  
Macy, a seven-year-old Border Collie, enjoys being the center of attention during a recent visit to the Blagg-
Huey Library on the Denton campus.  Macy and furry friends Lulu, Garda and Maggie are therapy dogs
with Paws Across Texas, a nonprofit organization which provides diversified therapy programs using trained
volunteers and their privately owned, registered therapy dogs.  Photograph by Sean Spear.  May 6, 2015.  
TWU students couldn't get enough of good-natured Garda, one of the Paws Across Texas therapy dogs who
visited the Blagg-Huey Library during Spring 2015 finals week.  Photograph by Sean Spear.  May 6, 2015.
TWU students are drawn to Paws Across Texas therapy dog Maggie, a seven-year-old Schnauzer.  Maggie
and fellow therapy dogs Lulu, Macy and Garda, along with their owners/handlers, visited the Blagg-Huey
Library on the Denton campus during Spring 2015 finals week.  Photograph by Sean Spear.  May 6, 2015.
Students happily sit on the floor of the Blagg-Huey Library to visit and bond
with therapy dogs from Paws Across Texas, a nonprofit organization dedi-
cated to providing diversified therapy programs using trained volunteers
and their privately-owned, registered therapy dogs.  Students patiently
wait their turns as Garda holds court in the foreground; behind Garda,
Macy (not shown) sits at the foot of owner/handler Don; and Schnauzer
Maggie is carried by owner/handler Virginia.  Photograph by Sean Spear.
May 6, 2015.
Students covered the floor in the living room area of the Blagg-Huey Library on the Denton campus to enjoy
the company of Paws Across Texas therapy dogs Lulu (foreground), Garda (rear left), Macy (rear right)
and Maggie (not shown).  The dogs and their owner/handlers visited the campus during Spring 2015 finals
week.  Photograph by Sean Spear.  May 6, 2015. 
Paws Across Texas Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c) charitable organization based in Fort Worth, Texas.  Its purpose is to provide diversified therapy programs using trained volunteers and their privately owned, registered therapy dogs. 

~Sandy Cochran

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