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Tag Archives: therapypets

Saying Goodbye to Nestle

August 07, 2012

Hello again, PHC friends! This post is really difficult for me to write, but I want to keep you updated on my adventures with Nestle, my guide dog for the past seven years. As much as I wish otherwise, the time has come for Nestle to officially retire from service and live as a ridiculously spoiled pet. I love her more than I can adequately…  

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Hooray for Four-Legged Therapists

July 18, 2012

There is an unmistakable connection between people and animals. It’s obvious when you’ve had a bad day, and your dog immediately comes to your side, gazing at you with loving eyes, or your cat senses some “lap time” is in order. Studies even show this bond is real, as my fellow blogger on Pet Health Central, David Greene, pointed out. But that connection seems even…  

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Bo the Therapy Dog’s ICU Encounter

June 28, 2012

Bo and I are also registered volunteers to go into a couple of the hospitals in our area. One evening, everything started out as usual: Bo proudly walked through the lobby of the hospital, ready to work, and we checked in on the computer at the welcome desk. We proceeded to the elevator, up to a patient floor and down the corridor to one of the…  

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Take Me Out to The Ball Game

May 17, 2012

As part of a reading incentive program with the Omaha Storm Chasers baseball team, all of the kids at my school and their families are invited to a baseball game at Werner Park this month. Some of my kids even earned free tickets by achieving their reading goals. Since I consider myself one of the gang, although four-legged and fuzzier than the others, I was…  

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