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Friday, April 20, 2007

Therapy Dog Training

Elmo has been such a precious pet and I am excited to share her love with others. In May, we will attend 4, two hour sessions of Dog Therapy Training: sponsored by our local Hospice. After the training, we will be able to make weekly visits to patients that are under Hospice care. Our goal is to share our love with the patients and let them know we care. Sharing Elmo's unconditional love with others... now that is a BLESSING indeed!

13 Comments:

Blogger Josie said...

Elmo's adorable. What a face!

11:59 AM  
Blogger Susie said...

Nancy,
As you may know, my Grandpa is under
Hospice Care. This post touched my heart so much.
Bless you for wanting to share your precious Elmo's love in this special way.
((hugs))

1:03 PM  
Blogger Hilary said...

How cool is that? What a fun thing for everyone involved.
And that pic of your dog is too cute.
Have a good weekend Nancy.
Hils

3:13 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

I have a friend who brings her litle dog to visit the folks in the nursing home. Her little dog loves the attention and the people just love that little dog. I think you're in for a huge blessing.

4:05 PM  
Blogger SusieQ said...

This is a great way to bless people. Animals such as cats and dogs can have such a calming, uplifting effect on people who are in nursing homes or Hospice facilities.

I am inspired to do the same thing with our dog Max who is a beautiful tri-colored collie. I will need to do something about his offensive breath first though. :O

5:19 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

One of the programs in our School of Social Work where I spend my time is called HABIC, Human Animal Bond in Colorado. It has become a really large part of the community as they train dogs to work with children, Hospice patients, people with disabilities, etc. Great program!

Part VII is up, if you're interested. We're off to Georgia! Have a wonderful week-end.

8:57 PM  
Blogger Cris said...

Wow, that is so awesome!

9:05 PM  
Blogger Barb said...

Oh my word, Nancy, what a wonderful thing to do. You know, my mom has been a nurse, mostly in nursing homes but also in hospice, for years and years and she's always told me how much joy dogs bring to the patients.

It's wonderful that you're doing this. I'd do it with Chelsea, but she's a little Shih Tzu and hyper, not at all the right kind of dog.

Bless you for doing this.

10:00 PM  
Blogger Teeny Tiny cabin said...

I think that's just wonderful! For you and sweet Elmo! I have heard that Shiloh Shepherds are used for visiting too-I would love to get involved in something like this when Buck is older and well trained. So I'm looking forward to hearing how things progress! As always, enjoyed catching up on your uplifting blessings! Have a great weekend Nancy! Claudia O.

8:26 PM  
Blogger patterns of ink said...

That will be quite a ministry. I've not heard of it. I don't think our little Westie would pass the class. He's a good dog, but he'd be in their laps and begging for snacks.

9:58 PM  
Blogger Blessed said...

One of my friends has a beagle dog and they too take their sweet beagle dog around to be with ailing patients and children.
What an absolutely inspiring and wonderful thing to do Nancy!!!!

5:31 PM  
Anonymous Lanza said...

This is great info to know.

11:00 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Yes, it has been so much fun sharing Elmo with others. She is getting older now so we don't go as often as we use to. The arthritis is attacking her legs.

Thanks for stopping by!

10:33 AM  

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