Where and when do you visit the patients? Tootie’s Rounds take place on Friday afternoons in the entire building. I am very careful not to disturb any patients that are tired and sleeping.
What was one of your best visits today? Today I saw a woman in the corner by herself, looking sad. I pranced for her and tilted my ears trying to get her attention but she was just staring at the floor. I walked forward and placed myself right where she was looking and wagged my tail. The woman’s face lit up in the biggest smile I have ever seen on a human! She must think I’m really cute!! I stood very still as she ran her hands through my thick coat and she told me the story of her first puppy. Her eyes got all watery as she told me her stories. I wanted to kiss her but my mom said no. So I politely listened and gave her a nice tail wag as we left. I think we made her day just a little bit easier.
What do you like most about your visits with the patients at North Star Lodge? Today my visit was fun because there were some ducks outside I kept trying to get a peek through the windows. It was hard to stop staring but I had to perform my therapy duties in the hopes that my mom would take me outside later to meet the ducks.