Our pet therapy organization in conjunction with the local Humane League is running sessions for kids 2nd through 4th grade at the area libraries this summer on responsible pet ownership. The program is called "The Big Promise". We have a bag of pet supplies and each child pulls out an item and we talk about it. For example, a water bowl: " It's hot today- wouldn't you like a nice big glass of lemonade? But you wouldn't want bugs in it would you- UGH! Well, your dog wouldn't like bugs in his water either-" I'm always surprised at how many kids don't have parents that teach them the basics of animal care and responsibility. The kids are great,seem to enjoy the interaction with the dogs, and Murray is having a good time.