File this under the Best.Day.Ever! Sully and I received an Evite to attend a doggie de-stress session for students during finals week at Wheaton College. I take classes there so Sully knows the campus. The college had set up a penned in area (like a dog park) where town residents and professors could bring their dogs so the students could take a break from studying to pat, cuddle and play with the dogs for a couple of hours. There are no dog parks in this town or any other town around that I know of but all of the dogs in this setting were great. Very well behaved. I think there were about a dozen. As usual Sully was the least active, actually, the inactive dog in the group. There were several huge, but really nice dogs which she was afraid of at first but she relaxed when she realized they were safe. One of the big dog's owners also noticed how well she was adjusting to the bigger dogs coming up to her and he sweetened the pot by giving her praises and treats. The more active students played fetch with the more active dogs and the cuddlers all flocked to Sully who looked like she was in Heaven. The students kept raving about how great it was and asking when they could do it again. Two girls stayed with Sully the entire time and asked if they could dog sit. The dogs were all so happy. I think this should be attempted at other colleges. It was a win-win for sure! I don't have a smart phone so I didn't get pictures but it could not have gone better for all concerned.