As a psychotherapist and a dog lover I see repeatedly the healing powers of dogs. I take my dog, Willie, every day to my office. Each new client that arrives he bounces out to greet them, tail a waggin’. Some clients he joins on the sofa and some he senses need a little more space. When he hears the sound of ‘therapy talk’ he retreats to his corner and sleeps. His presence is often silent but definitely palpable. Willie by just being Willie heals the room. I don’t think all my clients realize it but they are unconsciously touched by his innocence. I specialize in inner child regression work and what better message than the sweet innocence of Willie to remind them that they, too, are innocent. Thank you, all dog lovers. You know what I’m talking about!