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Maddie as therapy dog--sort of

This was an interesting experiment today: I tied her to the door of a store where lots of people walked by--with a sign.

I could see Maddie, so I wasn't very far away, but most people didn't see me. Lots of people stopped, and lots of people took photos of her. Even when they didn't stop, they smiled. It was very amusing.

AND, Maddie got petted. A win all around.
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That's too cute!!! Love your photo..
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Love it !!!!

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That is so cute! I would pet her for sure.
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I would not only pet her I would hug her, give her belly scratches, scratch behind her ears then smile the rest of the day.
Beautiful pup.
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I've tied her there before and watched people hesitate to pet her. Some do, some pass by. I thought I would see if it increased her "petting factor." It did. Many more people petted her with the sign than without.

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