March 27, 2010

White Dog and Quinn have become minor celebrities at the rehab center where Michael's mom is recuperating. When we walk in the door to visit--Steve, Michael, White Dog, Quinn and I--nurse techs scatter down the four wings to announce, "they're here!" to all the patients and staff that have been warned that we were coming. The way to the visiting room is like a trip down the red carpet, with stops every few feet so that White Dog and her brother can be admired and petted. Patients come in wheelchairs and walkers to drop into the room for a few seconds to cuddle the White Ones and share stories of their furbabies back home. Admirers are not limited to those under care, the techs and nurses also come in for a furry greeting and the chance for a lick on the hand. The entire time, White Dog and Quinn are poster dogs for well-behaved social interaction making time for each visitor and patiently accepting pats and hugs and baby talk. Michael glows with pride at the fact that "his" dogs are so well liked; and my sister shines to be in the spotlight...the envy of so many at the Center. As White Dog tells Quinn, "Just a little kindness to humans goes such a long way!"

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Ginger Jasper said...

What a beautiful picture this post brings to mind. I have long thought that woofies and kitties, indeed any fur friend can bring healing, peace and serenity to those in hospital, nursing homes or similar. This is a lovely example. Siku and Quinn are doing a sterling job. I can bet they get as much pleasure out of the trips too.. Hugs GJ xx

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

How khool to be so furry famous!

Keep up the pawesome work!


Prints the Cat said...

Oh yes, you two are famous!!!

Dennis the Vizsla said...

There's nothing like a visit from dogs to perk up the ward!

Kari in WeHo said...

isn't it amazing how the simple act of seeing a dog can be so beneficial?

Amy and The House of Cats said...

It is so wonderful that Quinn and Siku are able to go and visit at the hospital - it really sounds like they brighten the day for so many people.

Scottie the 'Cutie' said...

Wow, that is so cool that you got to visit the hospital and get loads of scritches from the people there! You two sure are famous! *grins*


Teddy Bear said...

You guys are so famous. I love it.:)

Teddy Bear