Carleton's first therapy dog has died, and the small animal has left a big void for those who knew him around campus.
Uncle Steven passed away on Monday. The basset hound had been a therapy dog at Carleton since 2017.
RIP Uncle Steven, the library's first therapy dog and good boy extraordinaire. pic.twitter.com/EeeMc9Sh4Y— MacOdrum Library (@CarletonLibrary) April 9, 2019
Uncle Steven got his name because he reminded one student of her Uncle Steven. He gained a faithful following around campus, and was the subject of a video by Carleton journalism students.
Many students saddened by Uncle Steven's passing and have used social media to express their grief.
I'm lucky to be surrounded by my own fuzzy ones, but I know there are other students that are away from home for whom he was a welcome cuddle. Please send my condolences to his owner.— Rebekah Ingram (@geolinguistics) April 12, 2019
Oh no. He was the highlight of my day when he visited the Black Squirrel. I'll miss him @litloldwiseone.— - Aussiemandias - (@Aussiemandias) April 10, 2019
NO TAKE ME INSTEAD HOW DARE THE UNIVERSE BE THIS UNFAIR IM FILING A COMPLAINT AND I AM CRYING— Ilay Eker™ (@Ilay__Eker) April 9, 2019
Carleton University has several other therapy dogs that visit the school's MacOdrum Library, and therapy dogs will be present every day during exams.
1/2) It is with a heavy heart that I share that a very dear friend of mine, Uncle Steven, has crossed over the rainbow bridge to his next life. He will be deeply missed by the Carleton community and especially the Library, all of us will be remembering him fondly for many years. pic.twitter.com/X6qCh23CtW— Blue (@CUTherapyDog) April 8, 2019