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    SLW and I took the greyhounds to the nursing home today
    as we always do every month. The pooches really give a lot
    of the folks there a lift and they almost all enjoy seeing the dawgs.

    I've mentioned before that one of the residents is a WWII Vet. We
    got to talk to him a little today. He was in the US Navy and served
    in the Pacific on a PT boat!! I asked him where his boat saw action
    but although he heard the question he couldn't remember and I didn't
    press him. He wanted to pet the dogs and that of course was why
    we were there. I'll have to see if I can find out more info on him in
    the future but for today we both thanked him for his service and
    moved on down the hall. :)
    May the FORCE be with you!
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    We've seen this gentleman before. He always wears a "World War II Veteran" cap. He's never spoken before. Usually we chat with all of the residents. Sadly, he's in the Alzheimer's Unit. Today he was better.

    Don't know what made me say it, but told him about Pres George Herbert Walker Bush having the carrier named after him today. We asked him what branch of the service he was in and he told us "Navy". SR asked him where he served, and he said he was on a PT boat. The closest he could say was he was in the "North Pacific".

    Even Blue went up to let himself be petted. Usually our shy pooch doesn't do that.

    The vet smiled when we called him sir and thanked him for his service. It made out day.

    The sad part was Clara, the sweet little lady who's almost 100, wasn't there. She had a bad fall and went to a different nursing home. I'll really miss her; she was a sweetie.
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    you guys are wonderful. It really does make an incredible difference in the lives of our elders to have pet visitors!
    I smile because I don't know what the heck is going on.
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    Which nursing home are you in, Lurk?

    *runs* :D:D
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonnabend View Post
    Which nursing home are you in, Lurk?

    *runs* :D:D
    Man, you're lucky she isn't online right now...:D
    May the FORCE be with you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonnabend View Post
    Which nursing home are you in, Lurk?

    *runs* :D:D
    the one next to the emergency room you are going to be admitted to as soon as I catch you!:mad:
    I smile because I don't know what the heck is going on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SarasotaRepub View Post
    SLW and I took the greyhounds to the nursing home today
    as we always do every month. The pooches really give a lot
    of the folks there a lift and they almost all enjoy seeing the dawgs.

    I've mentioned before that one of the residents is a WWII Vet. We
    got to talk to him a little today. He was in the US Navy and served
    in the Pacific on a PT boat!! I asked him where his boat saw action
    but although he heard the question he couldn't remember and I didn't
    press him. He wanted to pet the dogs and that of course was why
    we were there. I'll have to see if I can find out more info on him in
    the future but for today we both thanked him for his service and
    moved on down the hall. :)
    Quote Originally Posted by SaintLouieWoman View Post
    We've seen this gentleman before. He always wears a "World War II Veteran" cap. He's never spoken before. Usually we chat with all of the residents. Sadly, he's in the Alzheimer's Unit. Today he was better.

    Don't know what made me say it, but told him about Pres George Herbert Walker Bush having the carrier named after him today. We asked him what branch of the service he was in and he told us "Navy". SR asked him where he served, and he said he was on a PT boat. The closest he could say was he was in the "North Pacific".

    Even Blue went up to let himself be petted. Usually our shy pooch doesn't do that.

    The vet smiled when we called him sir and thanked him for his service. It made out day.

    The sad part was Clara, the sweet little lady who's almost 100, wasn't there. She had a bad fall and went to a different nursing home. I'll really miss her; she was a sweetie.
    I been doing this with my westies!!, When I first started doing I was worried because my female westie is very friendly and likes jumping up and giving doggy sugar but I tried it anyway and the seniors love her !!
    Aint but three things in this world thats worth a solitary dime,
    But old dogs and children and watermelon wine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by submarinepainter View Post
    I been doing this with my westies!!, When I first started doing I was worried because my female westie is very friendly and likes jumping up and giving doggy sugar but I tried it anyway and the seniors love her !!
    Darlene, our black greyhound, also is a jumper. She loves giving those kisses and sticks her pointy little needle nose into each room, begging for them to let her in. She really worried me a few months ago when she jumped up into the bed with one of the patients. It scared me half to death, as the pooches aren't supposed to do that. One of the young women who work in the activities department were holding her leash.

    I've felt so bad about it and fretted for some time. Yesterday the young girl told me that it was the patient's fault. She had patted the bed and told Darlene to come into bed with her. Darlene was way too willing to oblige.

    Now either SR or I hold Darlene's leash. But I'm glad to know that Darlene was being a good girl.

    Good for you taking your Westie there. Most of the patients love seeing the dogs and love even more talking to them. I've never seen visitors with some of those folks and Saturday morning is generally the day when you'll see visitors there.

    And Lurky, you are an angel doing what you do.
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    It is so good of both of you to brighten the days of the patients. You must feel a huge sense of pride.. or maybe humility, when you leave. Especially after visiting with the heroes from wars past.

    If you take pics of the dogs at the nursing homes, like you did in the past, please post them. I always liked seeing them. Put cute clothing on them first though. :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonnabend View Post
    Which nursing home are you in, Lurk?

    *runs* :D:D
    She is still not allowed to have visitors after that stunt she pulled. :D
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