Oct 22, 2018
Hello everyone! Welcome back to Childless not by Choice, where my mission is to recognize and speak to childless not by choice women and men around the world. Civilla Morgan here. I am spreading the great news that we can live a joyful, relevant, and fulfilled life, although we did not have the children we so wanted. I am also reaching out to everyone who recognizes that we are not all living the same type of life.
Welcome to episode 98!
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As the last of their six children are now grown, Michelle Link and her husband of 29 years have opted to continue the energy and chaos of family in their home, by adopting dogs.
Training their three Goldendoodles has become Michelle’s passion, which ultimately culminated in the therapy dog certification of their girl, Murphy.
Michelle volunteers with Murphy in several capacities as a therapy dog team, but she is also inspired to educate and encourage others, sharing the life-changing benefits she’s discovered in her personal relationship with Murphy.
1)Murphy is a Goldendoodle--Therapy and emotional support dog,
does the type of dog matter for training and certification?
2) One of the things I learned from you in our pre-interview conversation was that there is a difference between a ‘Prescribed emotional support dog’, and a ‘certified’ dog; What’s the difference?
And then what is the difference between a companion pet, an Emotional Support Animal, and a Service Dog?
3) Other than your own experiences with pets, are you aware of any studies that support the benefits of a relationship with a pet?
‘American Journal of Critical Care Study’
‘Mass General Study, women who had at least one child and a pet…’
FMRI Study...levels of oxytocin’.
4) When did you personally realize the healing value of a relationship with dogs?
5) Speak to us about the fact that there is value in having fur babies, and that doing so does not diminish or minimize those with pets who happen not to have children?
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‘To recognize and speak to the broken hearts of childless, not by choice women, and men, around the world.’
‘Spreading the great news that we can live a joyful, relevant, and fulfilled life’.
Thank you for listening to this episode of Childless not by Choice.
Until next time! Bye!