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Karlin
20th December 2009, 10:49 PM
Nice story about that special bond with cavaliers...

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/canine-corner/200912/small-miracles-and-the-human-canine-bond-the-case-ben-and-charlie

meljoy
20th December 2009, 10:54 PM
What a wonderful article:lotsaluv:

renate
21st December 2009, 10:23 AM
yes, what a very nice story!:)

Kate H
21st December 2009, 11:53 AM
Oliver does his Pets as Therapy visiting at a home for people with dementia, and can get through to some of the residents in a way that humans can't. The staff are thrilled when someone who has been depressed and silent all morning breaks into a beaming smile at the sight of Oliver, and people who now hardly recognise their own families will tell me about the dogs they had as children. I think most people's memories of dogs are happy ones, so it is a safe and comfortable topic to remember.

Cavaliers make great PAT visitors, and you receive far more than you give.

Kate, Oliver and Aled

pippa
21st December 2009, 12:48 PM
What a lovely story :)

cy1266
21st December 2009, 05:42 PM
What an uplifting story...so sweet :l*v:

Tania
21st December 2009, 07:10 PM
at the sight of Oliver, and people who now hardly recognise their own families will tell me about the dogs they had as children. I think most people's memories of dogs are happy ones, so it is a safe and comfortable topic to remember.
Kate, Oliver and Aled
Mine visit a Residential Home, one old lady in particular is very difficult and will hardly talk to anyone. When she saw Molly, she called out the name of her dog from many years ago "Geraldine", the lady was crying with happiness :)
Thank you Karlin for sharing this story, it is beautiful.

gocamping
21st December 2009, 07:23 PM
We find all our pet therapy visits so rewarding. A few weeks back we got to visit an elementary school. That was a nice change of pace for us.