After our move to South Carolina a year ago, we started visiting hospice patients yesterday.
Al and I are volunteering through Agape, a hospice care organization that covers many states throughout the South. We have been assigned ten wonderful folks to visit at a local assisted living facility near our home.
Teach and Fargo were beyond excited to don their blue Bright Spot vests and jump in the car.
We were so proud of these two – heading into a new visiting location after a long hiatus from their visiting routine. Al and I had expected to separate the two dogs while we visited different people, but Teach and Fargo just naturally worked so well together that we followed their lead.
Lots of smiles and laughter, with one patient speaking to Fargo when she hadn’t spoken in months.
My heart fills with joy just standing at the other end of the lead watching our dogs bring such happiness to these folks. We’ll be back next Tuesday, we told each patient. To which each was so pleased to hear. It feels so good to be back doing our Bright Spot Therapy Dogs visiting once again.