Dr. Otaigbe’s Wisdom Newsletter

”I’m not a thief, ” says a Massachusetts police therapy dog.

”Hi, my name is Ben Franklin. I’m a therapy dog for a Massachusetts police department. But I’m being investigated for allegedly ”stealing” a ”baby.” But I call my action a rescue mission. The baby in a carrier appeared to be lonely, depressed, hungry and in need of tender-loving care. It's my job as a therapist to be compassionate to others. But the humans are interpreting my rescue mission as stealing. That's not fair. If the dogs were in charge of world affairs, it's the humans that should be accused of cruelty and abandonment of a baby and thrown into jail! And now they're ruining my good name by spreading this false narrative on TV and social media. Not fair at all.”