The children wanted to talk to Candace, alone.
They were students at a Wisconsin school, where, according to the Rev. Rod Armon, there had been a crisis. He didnâ€™t say what kind of crisis or where it occurred, only that it warranted sending counselors to aid the troubled and traumatized.
Armon, pastor for pastoral care at St. Johnâ€™s Lutheran Church in Portage, is the handler for Candace, a 2Â½-year-old golden retriever trained as a comfort dog for Lutheran Church Charities.