James and I had a great visit today with the hospice patient we’ve been visiting weekly for the past five months. Usually she’s sitting in her wheelchair – and, due to her condition, she often has a hard time reaching James to pet him (we of course work very hard, James and I, to make it possible for her to touch his soft silky fur). Today, we found her lying in bed. She was quick to tell us that she wasn’t sick, they just wanted her to lie in bed to change her position. As always, she was delighted to see us – and was even more delighted when I had James get up on her bed, lie down along side of her and put his head on her chest. A broad smile appeared on her face. She was able to easily stroke his head and ears and talk to him face-to-face. Such a special visit!