It took a while for Piglet and I to get registered with all the powers-to-be who run the AAT (animal assisted therapy) program here in Denver. However, now that we finally got our approval letter from the Delta Society and our ID badges, Piglet and I have FINALLY received our "assignments" for the facilities we'll be visiting. The Denver Pet Partner coordinators thought that Piglet will be a good fit for the following places: 1) an assisted living facility in Colorado Springs : http://www.brookdaleliving.com/village-at-skyline.aspx and 2) a school for disabled and special needs children in Lakewood (a suburb of Denver): http://www.denverpetpartners.org/index.php?s=5&item=149 Both places know about Piglet already and are really looking forward to having her and I start visiting. The folks at the special needs school think that the kids will be able to relate to Piglet because she's "different" just like they are (this brought tears to my eyes when I first heard this from the program coordinator). However, before I can visit with the Pigster, I have to do shadow visits at each facility without her at first so I can check out the facility. I'm scheduled to visit the assisted living home this Friday solo, then if all goes well, I'll start visits there with Piglet next Friday. I'll be visiting the school for the first time on the 30th of this month (Halloween!). Thanks to all of you here on this forum who encouraged and supported Piglet and I as we began this worthy venture a few months ago....we couldn't have gone this far without you all! I can't wait to start sharing stories about Piglet on her upcoming AAT visits with the kids and the elderly!