Red Cross dogs bring cheer to children

Lucia Padillabarg (left) and Natalie Tucker (right), stroke Rocky, a Red Cross Morale Dog, in the library at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, July 31, 2014. Rocky helps the Red Cross by meeting with people returning from deployments or with patients at hospitals. The Red Cross Dogs aim to reduce stress and increase morale. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kyle Gese/Released)

Lucia Padillabarg (left) and Natalie Tucker (right), stroke Rocky, a Red Cross Morale Dog, in the library at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, July 31, 2014. Rocky helps the Red Cross by meeting with people returning from deployments or with patients at hospitals. The Red Cross Dogs aim to reduce stress and increase morale. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kyle Gese/Released)

Children meet with Rocky, a Red Cross Morale Dog, in the library at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, July 31, 2014. The Red Cross dogs help the Chaplain Corps by meeting with people who suffer from traumatic events or feel stressed. The Red Cross Dogs Aim to reduce stress and increase morale in the community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kyle Gese/Released)

Children meet with Rocky, a Red Cross Morale Dog, in the library at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, July 31, 2014. The Red Cross dogs help the Chaplain Corps by meeting with people who suffer from traumatic events or feel stressed. The Red Cross Dogs Aim to reduce stress and increase morale in the community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kyle Gese/Released)

Lucia Padillabarg (left) and Anka Jessie (right), read a book to Pepper, a Red Cross Morale Dog, in the library at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, July 31, 2014.  Pepper helps the Red Cross by meeting with patients at hospitals like Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in an effort to reduce stress and raise morale. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kyle Gese/Released)

Lucia Padillabarg (left) and Anka Jessie (right), read a book to Pepper, a Red Cross Morale Dog, in the library at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, July 31, 2014. Pepper helps the Red Cross by meeting with patients at hospitals like Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in an effort to reduce stress and raise morale. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kyle Gese/Released)

Rocky, a Red Cross Morale Dog, lies on the floor while meeting with children in the library at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, July 31, 2014.  The Red Cross visit was in partnership with the summer reading program. Rocky helps people overcome stress or traumatic events by raising morale. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kyle Gese/Released)

Rocky, a Red Cross Morale Dog, lies on the floor while meeting with children in the library at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, July 31, 2014. The Red Cross visit was in partnership with the summer reading program. Rocky helps people overcome stress or traumatic events by raising morale. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kyle Gese/Released)

Rocky, a Red Cross Morale Dog, meets with people in the library at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, July 31, 2014. Parents and children were able to pet Rocky while he visited the base. Rocky also meets with patients at hospitals and people returning from deployment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kyle Gese/Released)

Rocky, a Red Cross Morale Dog, meets with people in the library at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, July 31, 2014. Parents and children were able to pet Rocky while he visited the base. Rocky also meets with patients at hospitals and people returning from deployment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kyle Gese/Released)