Off the Mark by Mark Parisi for September 20, 2023

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    BigBoy  7 months ago

    Thanks for stopping by, I enjoyed that when I was in the hospital. (My visitor was actually a Great Dane )

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    jasonsnakelover  7 months ago

    One time I did 21 laps.

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    blunebottle  7 months ago

    He’s a good doggie!

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    sarahbowl1 Premium Member 7 months ago

    Awe! I love this! Makes my day!

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    The Reader Premium Member 7 months ago

    Is that counting the times at the water bowl?

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    silberdistel  7 months ago

    Strange, it doesn’t look quite like Moonkey’s dog. Love this strip today ❤️

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    OddGobb  7 months ago

    My dog Kitty always meets me when I get home from work. Her smile and excitement makes my day!!

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    Gina Carson  7 months ago

    I could easily do 40-50 laps a night. Only 20 would be a slow night.

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    goboboyd  7 months ago

    Their visits seem to be way too short.

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    anomalous4  7 months ago

    All dogs/cats are therapy dogs/cats. They’re just not officially recognized as such.

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    Joan Tinnin Premium Member 7 months ago

    Sweetest, kindest comic today

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    The Brooklyn Accent  7 months ago

    https://www.gocomics.Com/peanuts/1952/07/07

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    American Beagle  Premium Member 7 months ago

    That’s so sweet!

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    Baucuva  7 months ago

    Everybody wins!

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    thejanith Premium Member 7 months ago

    Love it! I absolutely love this one. Thanks for the sweet moment.

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    Moonkey Premium Member 7 months ago

    My dog on an adult’s lap would look much like that. Content, knowing she is doing a good job and that she will see many people each time she goes to work. Some will be new patients, and all will become her good friends, and some will be return patients or staff, and she will delight in seeing them again. Therapy dogs calm stressed and scared patients, entertain bored patients, and often some extra comfort to those who really miss their own pets at home. We generally go with the same dwarf Golden Retriever for every visit. Sometimes we go to see the same patients, sometimes we alternate rooms. If I go in a room with my beagle and the person mentions their golden at home, I flag down the other handler and she brings her golden, or vice versa. If patients are very stressed, we take extra time and sit and talk with them. Both our dogs are excellent with hospice patients. Having a working therapy dog is very rewarding, and having one who really loves her work is absolutely amazing.

    Thank you to Mark Parisi for today’s comic. It says so much about the work of therapy dogs and how the dogs know they have done a great job for many people.

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    Shikamoo Premium Member 7 months ago

    Good doggy.

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    MissyTiger  7 months ago

    ❤️ My eyes are leaking.

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