summary of "Pet Therapy for Heart and Soul"By Kerrey Pechter. has many qoutes and is opinionated

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Response to "Pet Therapy for Heart & Soul"

"Pet Therapy for Heart and Soul"

By Kerrey Pechter

As I read this story, I not only felt warmth but also very passionate and a realization that pets have a much larger effect on us besides be our loving companions. In this story, you will find a great understanding for having a pet. Owning something that will give you unconditional love, and who will help you threw your most stressful hours.

Pet Therapy consists of animals working with and helping people in ordinary and extreme cases. You will find the author has pointed out how animals bring communicating to love ones easier and more relaxed. In addition, pets can be considered stress reducers and offer a great relationship.

In my opinion, this introduction was long and not to the point. Another observation is the two main body topics are also long and not to the point.

I would have broken the two topics to other larger topics to give the reader a chance to focus directly each individual point. In example, breaking reaction with elderly people (paragraph 1, 2, 3, 4) and reaction with kids (paragraphs 17, 18, 19, 20) into a larger sub-topic "Therapy for All Ages". Placing that paragraph between "Animal Magnetism At Work" and "Pets Are Comforting". This change would emphasis the main topic better and allowed for breaks between the two larger sub-topics.

The topic does describe the paper, and how animals bring out the best in us. The examples of animals in hospitals (15, 16) relates easily to me with experience working in those facilities. The way this paper is wrote, very well thought out with the reader in mind. Making simple quotes that gives a background and offering not only reference...