Tuesday, July 7, 2015
"Prisoners train therapy dogs..."
The article starts out by saying... "A group of Florida prisoners are training therapy dogs....."
Hmmm. I'd like to interview the future recipient of one of these fully trained dogs.
Me: So Mr Veteran, How has Clyde the dog helped you in your daily life?
Veteran: Well, I love dogs. This one has some quirks though.
Me: What do you mean by that?
Veteran: The dog loves to play fetch, but every time I throw the ball, he comes back with something else.
Yeah, yesterday he brought me a chisel, the day before he was gone for awhile and then reappeared with a carton of cigarettes, and today he dropped the neighbor's car keys at my feet. He is good at helping me turn the lights off at the end of the day...but I realized that during the night, he'd dug a man size tunnel running from the house to the shed in back. He's supposed to get me my medication , but the funny thing is that I'll see him get the pill bottle, run out of the door, then come home wagging his tail, all proud like, and present me with a hundred dollar bill. He's friendly enough, but every time he hears a police siren he bolts. For the life of me, I can't find him. He's good at hidin'. When he eventually makes his way home, well, it's hard to explain, but he's got this guilty look...
Me: He seems like a well trained dog to me and it is good to know that he has been instrumental in boosting the morale of the prisoners.
I wouldn't be surprised if there were future follow up articles:
- Dog starts gang of Dawgs in quiet suburban neighborhood
- Dog makes shanks out of bones from the local cemetery
- Dog robs bank using skills learned in prison
- Dog goes back to prison