Tate, my Kerry Blue therapy dog

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  Tate is an Irish Kerry Blue Terrier.  He’s been working with me as a therapy dog since 2006.  I got him from the Rescue Service with the Kerry Blue Club of Southern California.  He had been working as a show dog in Los Angeles with a groomer who gave him up when he became ill and expensive to keep.  She told the Kerry Rescue Service he had a sensitive stomach.  I had him treated for his true malady which was “hook worms” and he easily segued from being an unloved, sick show dog to a much loved therapy dog. As one anxious client told me, “Tate makes it easier to talk about my problems.”