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6 months with no hugs & pets, 2020-04-23

Identifier: togetherApart-007

Scope and Contents

Pixie & I were a team with Love On A Leash for 11 years going to many places to make people feel better. That included CSSM Pause for Paws. Back in late Nov. 2019 I was diagnosed with Leukemia. After a month in the hospitial I returned home & was placed on restricted visits since I was immuned comprised. Then the Corona virus [sic] hit and I was really put on lockdown. That has meant Pixie, my theraphy [sic] dog is home bound also. I know she misses her calling even though she can't tell me other than looking at me with sad eyes. So many lives have been impacted by no visits from theraphy dogs across the country. Here it is almost May and we are still on lock down. It will probably be months yet before theraphy dogs can go out & do their magic. Care facility, schools, libraries, & camps will be last to resume. Pixie is 14 now, so maybe her & I will not be able to return when things reopen. 11 years of making people smile is bitter sweet.


  • Other: 2020-04-23


Language of Materials

From the Collection:

Most textual materials are written in English. Some textual materials also have some Spanish-language writing. Most video and audio materials are English-language.

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From the Collection: 1.57 Gigabytes

From the Collection: 3 Linear Feet

Repository Details

Part of the CSUSM Special Collections Repository

California State University San Marcos Library
333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd
San Marcos California 92096-0001 United States