We got a “tip” on a nursing home/assisted living/senior adult community that would like a therapy dog visit. It’s a fancy pants facility, and is huuuge, so we’re pretty excited! I’m going to get in touch with the activities coordinator tomorrow.
We went to the second nursing home today. Riley did great! All her training is paying off. She did feel the need to sniff this guy’s bandage on his foot but she stopped when I told her to “Leave It.” There was a group of about 5 residents that really loved her, so we visited with them twice. They wanted to know when we were coming back and said they would always want to see her. One lady said she loved Riley. One lady was calling Riley “Wally,” but that’s okay, my hearing’s not always that great either. Riley responded to her anyway.
I heard stories about one lady’s Beagle, a guy’s Bichon Frise, and a woman’s Shih Tzu. It’s neat to hear about what kind of dogs people have owned. Anyway, I’ll be calling to schedule our next visit soon!
I got a call from the other nursing home I was leery about visiting. I spoke with the right person this time and they seem like they have it all together. Riley and I are going to visit on July 17th. This nursing home has an independent living side and an assisted living side, so we’ll visit both. I just have to take by her shot records (of course…) tomorrow and then we’ll be good to go on the 17th.