Nowadays, not only do we see more kinds of animals doing therapy work, such as horses helping developmentally disabled children improve strength, balance and confidence, we are also seeing a curious expansion of the problems eligible to be assuaged by Therapy Animals. Now we have Comfort Animals and Emotional Support Animals that purportedly offer succor for all sorts of woes. Indeed, to be permitted to take this animal say, on an airplane, pretty much all you need is a doctor's note saying you "need" your ferret in your jacket pocket ALL THE TIME because he soothes your angst or whatever. Thus, people managing their lives without Therapy Animals are bumping up against people with Therapy Animals more and more.
Recently a news article featured a picture of an unusual Comfort Animal accompanying a Delta Airlines passenger.
What kind of animal was photographed on board an airplane doing therapy?
Hostmaster: incorrect. We parrots are too mercenary for such work.
I read something about a guy
in a restaurant upsetting other
diners with his Boa Constrictor
For crying out loud!
Meerkats are wild animals.
But they're so cute!
Hostmaster: incorrect. Well, maybe not the cute part. Ah, who cares if they are cute. No. A meerkat was not the Therapy Animal pictured on the Delta flight.
Hostmaster: incorrect. This round is taking forever and I have football to watch. It was a turkey. Those interested can see the picture here.
So ends another round.