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Almost every Sunday noon, between morning and afternoon hikes or runs, finds us in a nursing home having lunch with the hu-dad’s dad. Of all of the Herd, Cheoah seems to have the best behavior and attitude for this job and she shows no fear or reaction to all of the beeping of electronic equipment. Plus she is a great memory stimulator for the hu-grand-dad. This particular facility encourages family members to bring family pets, as long as they are well-behaved and up-to-date with their medical records.
The unit we visit is a secured unit because the patients are apt to wander. Our visit is greeted with enthusiasm and many of the patients want to spend a few minutes with the Cheesewhiz. What we did not expect, however, was that our walk through the home to this unit is now peppered with a number of places we must stop because those residents look forward to our visit as well (ok, and quite a few of the staff). It is so incredible to spread a few smiles and such fun to see Cheoah strut her way through the facility with such confidence.
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