Therapy Dog Rowan and his teammate Diane Houston participated in the Bright Spot Therapy Dog Reading Buddy Program at the Eric Carle Museum in South Amherst, MA.
Rowan met his buddy Hunter and Hunter’s Mom Khrystal in the museum library. Hunter, who just turned five, was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) when he was eight weeks old. Khrystal has posted a number of photos and write-ups about Hunter on the internet to increase awareness of SMA. Rowan gave Hunter a big kiss and Hunter gave Rowan a big smile when they met.
Rowan sat by Hunter’s side as they both listened to Khrystal reading several books written and illustrated by Eric Carle, Hunter’s favorite author.