|Quoting KBJCpilot (Reply 35):|
Comfort animals nothing more than a "first world problem". Can you imagine an adult 30+ years ago needing a comfort animal? The wussification of America continues.
All I am going to say is, I know a 50+ y/o woman who has a dog that can sense her oncoming seizures, giving her advance notice of the event, thus allowing her to get herself situated before the event occurs. The dog also remains at her side until the event is over. What a comfort that must be knowing that animal is there for her while she goes through this.
All I have read is unintentionally offensive remarks about this subject. There will always be those who, with either money or connections, will obtain something they otherwise could not get.
But to diminish the program, also diminishes those it truly helps. I'm encouraging us as a community to take a more sympathetic view of those things we do not fully understand.
|Quoting OB1504 (Reply 47):|
Anyone remember the therapy pig on US about a decade ago?
Yes, this was a US flight to PDX
, IIRC. Tha pig really left a hell of a mess to clean up, in more than one way ...
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