Marquette University is offering pet therapy to stressed out students.
If I were stressing about midterms, I don't think petting a dog would help.
Maybe I would enjoy the few moments I spent with a dog, but would it really make a difference?
If I felt overwhelmed because I had tons of reading and studying to do, petting a dog for a while in the union wouldn't take that away. If it would, that would not be a good thing.
I wonder how many dogs will be available for Tuesday's therapeutic sessions. An hour and a half isn't a very large window to meet the needs of Marquette's thousands of students. I hope students aren't stressing out about not being able to get time with a dog. Will there be long lines?
In the midst of midterms, is it wise to spend time waiting to pet a dog rather than preparing for exams?
I bet these therapy sessions are stressful for the dogs.
Would you want a stream of stressed out strangers pawing at you?