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 Post subject: My warm fuzzy feeling
PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 6:52 pm 
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A few weeks ago, we went on vacation and left Gromit with a friend who loves her. This friend also has her dad living with her, as he has dementia. Tonite I was talking to her, and she relayed something to me that just warmed my heart. She said, "You know my Dad can't remember a conversation he had 5 minutes ago. But every time we drive past the park down the street from my house, he says to me, "That's where we played with that little black dog, isn't it.""

He spent one week with Gromit, and she's left quite a footprint in his heart. He couldn't remember her name, but he remembers the time he spent with her. I was so touched and proud of my sweet girl! :love

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 Post subject: Re: My warm fuzzy feeling
PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 8:47 pm 
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That's truly wonderful, Darra. I can't imagine how difficult it must be to have a loved one facing a problem like dementia—really nice that she made an impression.

Good job Gromit! :Clap


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 Post subject: Re: My warm fuzzy feeling
PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 3:47 am 
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I worked in a Rehab Center/nursing home. I used to take my dear Holly for visit quite often and some times she came to work with me. One of the times I took her in into the lock dementia unit, a lady with dementia that will not say a word to anyone pet her asked what was her name, talked to her in a baby talk and so on. I was shocked. That's to tell dogs can be such a tool for recovery and comfort.

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 Post subject: Re: My warm fuzzy feeling
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There is a program here for comfort dogs. I have been thinking about it for Daisy. Your stories have made up my mind. Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: My warm fuzzy feeling
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If I had free time during the day I would definitely get Gromit certified as a therapy dog. I just know she would be great- she loves everyone she meets. Maybe after I retire.

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