It was a special ceremony for North Star Therapy Animals member Toby, who along with his handlers Yvonne and Larry, received a very special recognition from St. David’s Center for Child & Family Development.
They honored Toby with a Tenure Award for his TEN (10!!) incredible years of therapy animal service to the center. The picture may not be perfect, but that’s because Toby was so excited from all the applause and cheers!
Thanks to Yvonne, Larry, & Toby for making such an incredible difference in so many lives. Below is just one example of the special sentiments that were shared for Toby’s ceremony (see third photo):
“A day we get to see Toby is a day full of joy and beauty! Toby is the epitome of patience, tolerance, and service to others; selflessly allowing countless little fingers (and old ones) to pull at his sweet old face and graying fur. A person by all right, Toby is most loved. Congratulations Toby, on your ten year service award – ten years of careful listening to stumbling words, ten years of soft doggy kisses on needy faces, ten years of calming the fears and anxieties of old and young souls, ten years of putting the desires and needs of others before your own. God bless you, Sweet Boy!”