De-stressing With Dogs
Dec 19, 2011
Puppy love made finals week a little less stressful for some Cobbers.
Campus Entertainment Commission brought therapy dogs to campus to help ease the tension of writing papers and taking tests. This is the second year therapy dogs were brought to campus, and it’s a definite hit with the students.
“They’re so wiggly and fuzzy and they don’t care about finals at all,” says Caitlin O’Connell ’12, Fargo, N.D. As soon as the dogs came in, O’Connell found her baby voice and played with them.
Ashley Gilles ’12, White Bear Lake, Minn., organized this popular event. She is the head of the heath and wellness portion of CEC.
“I think people miss their pets just as much as they miss their family, so finals week is the perfect time to bring in the therapy dogs,” Gilles says.
The spirit in the Knutson Campus Center atrium was definitely different when the dogs were around. Students were laughing and petting the dogs with huge smiles on their faces, giving them a nice little break from final exams.