Therapy dogs helping Rice students during finals
HOUSTON - Therapy dogs from Faithful Paws Pet Therapy help sick kids through hospital stays and provide love to nursing home patients. Now, they are offering their support to stressed out students at Rice University.
"It's extremely exhausting, you don't sleep very much," said one student.
The animal therapists said petting these dogs has been proven to reduce blood pressure and heart rates.
OMG! Finals are, like, so hard! They expect you to, like, know stuff and stuff! I'm, like, so stressed out! We have a right to easy grades, it's in the Constitution you know. I thought I had a tough schedule in college - being in a science major, I almost always had a class that met at 8:30 on Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays. OMG! I should have had a therapy dog for having to get up at 8:00 in the morning. What a tough life!
College should be hard. There should be a lot of stress. Life is hard - and no one brings a "therapy dog" into your place of work to help relieve stress. There is going to continue to be a sharper and sharper divide between those willing to work hard and succeed and those that want to skate by, blaming the lack of therapy dogs and a "tough" class load on their poor grades and lackluster performance. The problem is that the slackers have the same vote as the producers, and will continue to vote for whoever promises to play Santa Claus most convincingly.
But, really, therapy dogs for college kids?
That is all.