'A distraction from reality': Comfort dogs bring peace to Boston victims


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Of all the traits that make dogs special, here's one of the best: They don't judge you when you cry.

For that reason, specially trained therapy dogs deployed by Lutheran Church Charities are making bedside visits to dozens of hospitalized victims of the Marathon bombings. Many patients are responding mightily to the one-on-one doses of canine .

“It's relaxing — takes my mind off of what happened,” said David Yepez, 15, who is recovering at Tufts Medical after being hit in the leg by shrapnel at the epicenter of Monday's blast.

“It's good to have my mind away from the accident, the doctors. To have a moment of . [I haven't] had many moments of peace.”

Lee Ann Yanni is another bombing survivor who relished a visit Wednesday from empathetic four-legged friends. Two golden retrievers gazed adoringly at the runner right before she underwent surgery on her shattered leg. At the time of the bombings, Yanni had been

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    I’d have preferred it if Black Ops 2 used MW3’s class system. Camos and attachments tied to weapon level, weapons unlocked to use as you level up, and score streaks tied to each individual class. I do, however, like the new prestige system and weapon prestige system and more could have been done with that. Pick-10 is definitely not a good thing, in my opinion. The perks could be better, and certain attachment combinations that are prohibited could have been allowed.

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    The pick 10 system from Black Ops 2 is great but the first Black Ops leveling system is Call of Duty’s finest, in my opinion.
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