Summer is a remarkable dog. It was evident that she enjoyed being around people and making them happy even when she was a puppy. She was also the type of dog that could intuitively detect a person’s sorrow.
Yarsa and Laura, Summer’s human parents, anticipated that she would be the greatest dog ever. And certainly she did. Summer became the focal point of their household and a source of joy for people she helped as a therapy dog.
Yarsa even recalled a moment during a meet-and-greet with disabled persons hosted by Summit County Developmental Disabilities in Coventry Township. Summer was distracted, so she pulled on Yarsa until he let her go. Later, they learned that one girl had trouble moving her wheelchair over the curb. And because of Summer, she got the required care and assistance.
Summer sat next to a man in a wheelchair who seemed to be emotionless. As far as his helpers could remember, he had never expressed emotion prior to caressing Summer’s fur. The moment he did, though, he began to giggle with the greatest joy, and it was a magnificent sight to behold.
During her 10 years as a therapy dog, the dog had a significant impact on people and constantly excelled at it. She was always available to assist those in need. She also enjoyed wearing a variety of clothing and sunglasses, as if she were a Hollywood celebrity, and this helped attract people to her.
But her most significant contribution was undoubtedly when Yarsa lost his 42-year-old wife. Summer was his companion during his time of sorrow. In addition, he assumed that Summer waited until he had recovered before finally leaving this earth.
Summer’s life ended two days before her 16th birthday. Her time as an angel on earth was cut short, yet she lived a fulfilling life nonetheless.
Source: Akron Beacon Journal