Zoe† and Zeus Michaels Client Support Dogs
It is with great sadness we inform that Zeus has crossed the rainbow bridge to join his sister Zoe. They will both be missed by our staff and clients.
Zoe joined the team of M. G. Michaels & Associates on January 16, 2019, the same day that her brother from another mother joined the team.
Zoe loved to give kisses to everyone she met, whether you wanted them or not.
And, her second love was giving kisses in exchange for scratches and petting. Hope you weren’t offended if she had behaved somewhat nervously when she met you – as a rescue, you can never be sure what life was like before Marie made her a member of the team.
Zeus is, in some ways, a polar opposite of his late sister from “another mother.” Whereas Zoe was small, Zeus is quite large, but he is a gentle giant.
Within a month of starting a new routine by coming to work with his new human mom, Marie, Zeus was caught fulfilling the role of support dog to a client who was sitting in reception having a private crying moment. When we went looking for Zeus, we found him standing with his paws on the client’s shoulders, resting his head on one of them as if hugging her. The client said it was very helpful.
Way to go, Zeus! You’ve gone from being rescued to doing some rescuing of your own.
Caveat: For those who are allergic to dogs, so is Marie so her dogs are hypo-allergenic. And, for those who simply do not like or are afraid of dogs, please inform us before you arrive for your appointment and we will crate them without complaint from us or them.
† 2021, you are already missed.