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Kathleen
1st December 2010, 12:56 PM
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5203/5223048449_f841081ec2.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/46146580@N04/5223048449/)
Linmed 1 Dec 2010 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/46146580@N04/5223048449/) by kat291 (http://www.flickr.com/people/46146580@N04/), on Flickr

Miya (my friend's cavalier) and Katie visiting a local hospital.

brid kenny
1st December 2010, 01:03 PM
That is a wonderful and precious photo. Pet therapy is amazing.

MurphysMummy
1st December 2010, 01:05 PM
That photo is lovely, I'd love to do some pet therapy with Murphy.

Brian M
1st December 2010, 01:15 PM
Hi

That is so good .:)

Nicki
1st December 2010, 01:27 PM
I think that's a wonderful thing to do - lovely photo, you can see how much pleasure the visit is bringing - it brightens the day for patients and staff.

You can find out more about therapy dogs in the UK here http://www.petsastherapy.org/


Edited to say that they also do a READ2DOGS Programme (http://www.petsastherapy.org/Visiting/Establishment/Read2DogsRequestVisit.htm) - I think Cavaliers would be wonderful for that too, they love the attention.

Kathleen
1st December 2010, 01:44 PM
That is me with Miya in the photo. Thomas, my cavalier, has hip dysplasia and can't handle the polished floors in the hospital. Miya is one of seven qualified cavaliers we have in our group, so I can handle her when my two are out of action. We do a reading programme at a local school and have seen such an improvement in the children. Here is Thomas at work....

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4084/5223747728_7a566c2028_m.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/46146580@N04/5223747728/)
Thomas (http://www.flickr.com/photos/46146580@N04/5223747728/) by kat291 (http://www.flickr.com/people/46146580@N04/), on Flickr

Nicki
1st December 2010, 02:50 PM
Oh I'm so pleased that Thomas can still get involved - could you perhaps take him to the hospital in a stroller?

anniemac
1st December 2010, 04:30 PM
Oh I'm so pleased that Thomas can still get involved - could you perhaps take him to the hospital in a stroller?

Ella used to visit the nursing homes but she was not the same so we stopped. I now know it was probably the SM. I would give them pictures of Ella because some had no pictures and rarely had visitors. Seeing their eyes brighten was special. Stroller idea is great. There is something special about Cavaliers


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Chamberlain
1st December 2010, 06:43 PM
Thanks for sharing! You guys are doing great work! :smile: