I have a good friend who has a Jack Russel named Sparky, he is what you call a Therapet.
He takes him round the local hospitals and nursing home to visit the elderly who are nearing the end of their life.
My wee Mum was in a local hospital for 3 yrs before she passed away on 28th dec 14
And looked forward th Sparkys visit every week.
If you saw the effect he had on the elderly it would bring tears to your eyes. They may not have had any visitors or spoken to anyone for days until Sparky appeared and their faces would like up like a beam of light.
One lady could remember his name etc even tho she had problems with memory etc.
I have a picture of mum smiling with Sparky on her bed 2 wks before her passing.
I keep it as a screensaver so that I see her every time I open my phone or iPad.
I wish other hospitals were more relaxed with rules etc and could see how therapeutic small things can make such a difference.
Love to all ❤️❤️❤️❤️