Walk with a Doc Newsletter
There are a lot of benefits about getting regular feedback from our WWAD chapters (please keep it coming).
One of the cooler things is that you can sniff out a trend.
Currently, as you may be aware, everyone is talking about Therapy Chickens.
With our call volume increasing, Rachael, Bryan, and I thought it might be best just to address a couple of the FAQ’s with our whole group.
First, let me say this.
We are aware that, by definition, therapeutic chickens are important.
All of us at HQ see their value.
Unfortunately, we are finding that not everyone’s chicken has completed the standard Therapy Chicken training.
( There are therapy chickens? )
I’m not saying it’s you, but “some” people have been slapping a therapy vest on their chicken and just bringing it to the Walk.
I hate to say it, but these “imposter” chickens are creating significant problems.
A lot of them are walking around, carrying on like they own the place. While some are respectful, many are gregarious and fearless. Honestly, they’re giving the real therapy chickens a bad name.
Another concern is more personal.
Chickens make me anxious and I cannot imagine I’m the only one.
I don’t want to stereotype, but they can be boisterous, pecking at everything, constantly jockeying for position as they determine who rules the roost.
When they see me up there addressing the group, they automatically assume I’m near the top of the pecking order, and they’ll come after me first.
It doesn’t help that I kind of look like a chicken.
Just last Saturday, when speaking to our group about the health benefits of tomatoes
, a few of them engaged in a dust bath (chickens, not walkers).
This had me sneezing and many in the crowd got distracted.
This got me worried, you know, nervous.
When I get nervous, I really like, rather need, to have my Emotional Support Iguana.
And if you think chickens and iguanas wouldn’t get along, you’re right
Where was I?
We are altering 2 of our bylaws, effective today, June 1st, 2018.
Article VIII. Item 27 (a) Any chicken offering therapeutic services that wishes to attend a WWAD will first need to go through Jessica’s 4 week training program. Upon a successful completion of the program, all graduate chickens will receive an Official Walk with a Doc Chicken Therapy Vest that must be worn at all sanctioned WWAD events. No grandfather clause!
(You can email Jessica at firstname.lastname@example.org
for specifics but please give me a 2-3 day head start – I’ve not shared any of this with Jessica yet)
Article VIII. Item 27 (b) This item pertains exclusively to our physician leaders.
If you observe any Therapy Chickens in your audience and you were planning to talk about this
, please audible to this
Jill, I thought this was a medical newsletter?