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Reflections of 20 Years of WRAP

Mary Ellen Copeland

Mary Ellen Copeland, PhD

Twenty years ago this month, WRAP was developed by an amazing group of peers in northern Vermont. WRAP’s 20th birthday has made me think a lot about my own WRAP and what it has meant to me in my own life. Of course, it has been absolutely thrilling to see WRAP spread all over the world and to get so much confirmation from people everywhere, people in all kinds of circumstances, and people with all kinds of issues, about how it has worked for them, and how it has given them the opportunity to move forward in their lives—something they never thought possible. This feedback, along with the findings of the many, many studies that have proven the power and effectiveness of WRAP, has kept me going.


A Walk on the Wild Side

Americans are wild about pets. Nearly 70 percent of American households include a pet of some type, be it a dog, cat, fish, reptile, bird, horse, rodent, or some type of furry mammal. The most popular pets are canines and felines, with approximately 70 to 80 million dogs and 74 to 96 million cats residing in American homes. That’s a whole lot of fur!

So why do people have pets? The reasons are varied, including companionship, enjoyment, stress relief, unconditional loyalty, fun, assistance, and exercise. Whatever the reason, for many of us (including myself), that pet becomes an integral part of our lives and family, and the bond becomes unbreakable.


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