18 yr old therapy dog sharing end-of-life love with patients in hospice - VeggieBoards
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#1 Old 10-13-2009, 07:22 AM
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Touching video with Baxter the Therapy Dog.

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Old dogs are the best dogs.
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I hope Baxter is really ok with all of this though...it's sad to see him not be able to move much, especially in the beginning of the video. It bothered me a bit to see him carried from bed to bed like a stuffed toy. He did seem better towards the end of the video. It's very cool to think that both he and the terminal patients are getting some kind of mutual comfort from the visits.
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Originally Posted by mlp View Post

Old dogs are the best dogs.

Yay! My doggie is 16. Her breed is supposed to live 10-12 years. She's a fabulous dog... Though a bit senile. She'll wander into corners and just kind of stand there, staring at nothing until we guide her out.

That video made me cry hysterically. I can't be hormonal already, can I? Yeesh! Baxter didn't seem to be in any pain getting carried about, so that's really good. Old dogs can ache so much.
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Originally Posted by Semicharmed View Post

That video made me cry hysterically. I can't be hormonal already, can I? Yeesh!

It's not just you. It had me in (a lot) of tears too. It doesn't help that he looks a lot like my parent's 15 year old dog, just a different color and a bit smaller. We got him when I was in tenth grade, so yeah I'm still pretty attached despite only seeing him a couple of times a year.

I was also thinking how nice it would be to have a cuddly teddy bear type dog to snuggle up with during my last days on earth. I really hope I have a dog curled up next to me when I'm dying. Yes I want family there too but dogs provide a kind of silent non-judging comfort that is so different from what humans provide.
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