Happy April, everyone! With the completion of most of our R.E.A.D. programs for the semester, this month kicks off the Dog Safety season for B.A.R.C.C. Therapy Teams. Education about how to behave around animals is one of the purposes of our therapy group. The grade schools willingly allow us to give short programs to introduce our therapy dogs to each child. Following a short video or demonstration, each child is invited to “practice” how to approach a dog and interact with it. Since there is such a demand for this service, our schedule of safety sessions will probably extend into the month of May.