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June 5, 2013

TOWNSPET OF THE WEEK: SUNDAY

Sunday, a 2-year-old black Labrador, was picked up as a stray in Indianapolis by Lucky Lab Rescue and adopted last fall by the Bunting family of Wagon Wheel Road after they lost their 14-year-old black Lab, Berkley. Sunday, who can often be seen out on walks along the Andover Village Improvement Society trails and through the Phillips bird sanctuary, recently passed her American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizens Test, which judges dogs on basic training and manners, and is now in advanced training for her therapy dog test. Once she receives her “degree,” she will follow the work of her predecessor, Berkley, doing pet therapy at The Professional Center for Child Development on Osgood Street in Andover. Sunday is learning to maneuver wheelchairs; tolerate loud, unexpected noises and be very gentle in all situations. Soon, Sunday will be able to provide unique, interactive therapy for children with disabilities, encouraging the kids at The Professional Center to reach, stretch and touch, or even just connect through the togetherness of tummy time. In doing so, her owners, David and Jessica Bunting, together with their children, 10-year-old Oscar and 8-year-old Joely, say they will be able to share Sunday’s love with others.

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