Salisbury Press

Saturday, July 4, 2020
Sirius Sirius

Letter to the editor

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

Local therapy dog leaves behind ‘incredible legacy’

To the Editor:

Our near and dear furry friend Sirius got his therapy dog calling from heaven April 22. There were no viable options to ease all the pain he had internally.

I want to personally thank your Press staff for taking such an interest in my passion: therapy dogs. It is my mission to continue where Sirius left off and educate the Lehigh Valley on what a therapy dog is all about.

It was one of your reporters, the late Mark Reccek, who wrote about Sirius attending a special needs classroom for two years. Funny how Sirius left his paw print on Mark’s heart. Three years later, Mark called upon Sirius with his special skill set to see him through his cancer treatment.

My boy had a profound way of leaving an incredible legacy behind, one that wrapped his furry paws around the globe. And for that, I have your staff to thank.

May you rest in peace, selfless Sirius.

Charlene M. Piskula