My love of animals, especially dogs. I remember getting shots as a kid (probably pre school age, maybe before) and coming out of the doctor’s office crying, and I saw a guy walking a gray poodle down the street and all I wanted was to pet that dog but my mom wouldn’t let me and she had to drag me away screaming. How cool would it be if it caught on that a therapy dog would be present at vaccination clinics for kids, and their “reward” after getting a shot was to be able to snuggle and draw comfort from a dog?

Anyway, this pic was likely taken in Independence, Kansas some time around 1972, if I were to guess.

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