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Friday, August 1, 2008

Therapy Dog Checks out the Benefits of Knitting

We know that knitting can provide great therapy. It is relaxing (usually - when the pattern is working out well), and can melt away the stresses of the day. It has been proven to lower blood pressure and gives the same benefits as a yoga workout.

This week we had the pleasure of a visit by a therapy dog (and her owner) at our store. Gracie is a 6 year old Bermington terrier from England. Doesn't she remind you of a lamb? As many customers like to do, she was stopping in at Serenity Knits on her way home from work - always a good way to unwind after a busy day. As a therapy dog, it is Gracie's job to bring a smile to patients, helping them to relax and have a time of social interaction. In many ways, he can provide the benefits of knitting to those who are unable to join in the activity due to physical and health limitations. What a valuable service! We applaud the efforts provided by therapy dogs and their dedicated trainers.