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Jim Thomas and Archie – Left Hand Laurel

 
Series: Left Hand Laurel | Story 8

Last updated 4/9/2020 at 12:39pm

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Niwotian Jim Thomas and his canine companion Archie are loyal volunteers with Therapy Dogs Boulder County, and are this month's Left Hand Laurel recipients.

Medicine on a leash is how this month's Laurel recipient Jim Thomas refers to his faithful companion, Archie the fox red Labrador retriever. As part of the organization, Therapy Dog Boulder County (TDBC), 65-year-old Thomas and six-year-old Archie are weekly visitors at Superior Elementary School. All 76 pounds of the wagging pooch exudes love, so it's the perfect gig for him. His human partner is all about being there for others too.

"My mom and dad brought us up to help people," Thomas said about his family of six kids while growing up in Concord, NH. "It's that sense of community and cam...



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