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A Day in the Life of a Therapy Hav
Just checking in on the Forum (I haven’t had the time to be on much lately), and thought you’d like to see a day in Maddie’s therapy dog life. She’s been a busy girl recently as she’s been active in the Read to Rover program, been in a lighted holiday parade (complete with blinking lights on her vest), and tons of visits to facilities. She’s an active girl by nature, so all the activities are fine with her. I’m the one who tends to get exhausted, but I’m totally invigorated when I watch all the smiles she gives. Here’s a few pics from her November Alzheimer and skilled nursing visits. We took pictures of the residents with the dogs to give to them for Christmas. You can tell by the smiles how much the residents appreciate the visits. Maddie and her partner (Star the lab) are so popular at one facility that the visits are taking over and hour and a half each time. We get lots of special requests to visit certain rehab and independent living residents also. Here are a few of the smiles the dogs give, and if you examine Maddie’s face, she’s smiling too and loves every minute of it. She sits on at least 30-40 laps and multiple beds each visit and I literally have to pull her out of the facility, as I think she’d stay there all day since she’s such an “attention-hound”! I truly think she was born to do this.
Jeanne (Mom to Maddie)
Last edited by MaddiesMom; 08-13-2010 at 02:05 PM.