While there are countless things I love about being at Union and away from home, there’s one thing I always miss. My dog! Unfortunately my dog, Coco, passed away at the age of 10 on December 23, just one day after I arrived home from my term abroad in Rennes, France. This is the first time in my life that I haven’t had at least one dog waiting for me at home, and it’s extremely sad.
Luckily for me, Union has a Therapy Dog!! Jenna (check out her ‘staff’ bio) is a young golden doodle who hangs out in the Wicker Wellness Center on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. It’s always great to see Jenna playing with her toys or just lounging under a desk in the office.
Besides being available to students in the Wellness Center, thanks to Jenna’s arrival on campus a year or so ago, we now have therapy dog sessions during finals week! For a couple hours a day during finals week, you’ll find 6-10 dogs hanging out outside the library with their guardians waiting to comfort you! Even if you don’t have a dog at home, spending some quality time with a pup can really help you relax while stressing over finals and give you a little break between tests.
I’m missing my pup more than ever now, but it’s nice to be able to spend some time with furry friends around campus!