This was an idea I've had rolling around in my mind for quite awhile. We all know CD allows animal role players in the sim, even capable of having a job as a K9 unit. However, it seems like that is the only job canines can get in Hathian at this time. But what about those not wanting to take a bite out of crime?
I had an idea of starting up a Therapy Animal concept in HGH. It would not be in any way officially connected to the CD or HGH groups. More or less an option for those willing to role play the nicer side of things in a hospital setting. I'm sure most everyone can relate that sitting in the HGH can get boring at times when there's no one to interact with. This would be a service I'd be willing to help with if it's allowed, and there's enough interest. A scene where your character can interact, enjoy and have a more positive experience while they work on getting better until they're released from the hospital.
And the idea doesn't have to be restricted to just dogs either. Therapy Animals come in a variety of species from miniature horses to cats and sometimes even reptiles. Of course, anything not dogs or cats would need admin approval, as per the CD rules if the animal is represented by an avatar player.
Originally I thought of this as something to play on the sidelines when I'm not in the mood to play Nox (my black german shepherd stray). Not all days I wish to play a grumpy dog character who chooses to cause mischief. This would be an alternative character I'd use on the same account as I do with Nox. The character I choose to make for this idea would have no official human handler. It would be purely an NPC since it would be difficult to coordinate times with another person to organize these things. Also the Therapy Animal would not have a major story plot in anything major. They would simply be there for a fun rp experience scene and nothing more.
Maybe if this goes well it could even extend further than the HGH. I'd be more than willing to help bring a Therapy Animal to shelters, school events or anything of the like. For now it would just be myself playing a single character with this one role. If I happen to bump into anyone else interested in this idea maybe I could create a group for it later on.
Anyways, this was just a random idea I had. If it isn't something that doesn't fit CD then I understand. But I am more than willing to hear what other people think or suggest for this.
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