Sophie & Kerri
Hospital Therapy Dogs
I was an RN in an Intensive care Unit for 30 years retiring in May , 2008 . I find that my niche is hospitals doing Therapy Dog visits . I have taken my dogs to libraries occasionally where they have programs where kids read to dogs . We also recently visited 3 3rd grade classrooms after the children had finished reading a story about a Therapy Dog .
These are the business cards of my Doodles. The kids ( & adults too ) love it when I give them a card when we do a Therapy Dog visit . A photographer friend of mine photographed the dogs then designed these cards for me . I love them .
Kerri has done a few hospital visits but I usually take Sophie there . She is perfect for that as she is so gentle & she wont jump on anyone . She'll readily carefully hop in bed with a child when asked to . She gently crept up & stretched out beside a dying child & nestled into him as he hugged her to him . His Mom told me that's the 1st he'd smiled in a long time . He died a week later . That profoundly moving experience made me realize how important those visits can be sometimes .
My photographer friend Sandy Haas photographed the dogs then designed the cards for me .
I love them . Her web address is www.haasweddings.com
Sophie as a pup
Sophie fully grown
sunlight reflecting off snowflakes
I have been training Kerri in agility . They have a program called Agility Angels where autistic kids run these dogs through agility courses . They have had some amazing breakthroughs with some of these kids . I am not actively pursuing having Kerri participate in this program @ this time but may consider it in the future .
Kerri at 8 wks. old
Kerri always gets every last crumb when the bag is empty .
Loves to sleep with her toys .
She is young here & had been groomed recently but shows her markings a bit .
I always liked this picture of Kerri .
1st day home .
These 2 play tug of war constantly . They are too funny . Her markings aren't as striking when her fur's longer .