Sunday, February 15, 2015

Comet: Therapy Dog

For a few months now, Comet and I have been making visits at The Connecticut Hospice as a therapy dog team. He and Jax take turns, so I'm only ever handling one dog at a time (a requirement of our registration with Pet Partners as well as a good idea).

But for this entry, I just wanted to celebrate Comet on his own. He took right to his role as a therapy dog, charming the nurses, warming up to patients, and comforting families.

I don't think I will ever get over how good it feels to see the family member of a patient light up when they see him, and to see Comet in turn light up to see that somebody is looking at him and gesturing for him to come over. It is a privilege to work with a dog capable of so much good, such a gentle soul who brings a little light to people who may be in the darkest moments of their lives.

Just when you don't think you could love a dog any more than you already do...

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