Names of dogs: AM CH Judge's Tropical Impression (Stella) 9 year old & Judges Blonde Ambition (Madonna) 2yr old
Poodle Type: Standards
Location: South Dakota
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Dressed and heading out for therapy visit
Went to a nursing home today and to a hospice house. Stella is a total natural. She is so calm, so gentle and so willing (and happy to) visit with anyone. She even went up to one demented man in a wheelchair who was barking loudly at her and licked his hands..he loved it!
She was not stressed in anyway. We were there for almost 2 hrs. She could have done it all day. Im so proud of her. Of course her fluffiness caught every ones eye! She tried to get into the lap of a 90 year old lady in a recliner...that was a no no. The lady patted her lap to invite Stella to come up closer and Stella misread it. I half caught her so she did not land fully on the poor lady. The woman said it was ok..but that is one thing you have to watch for. These people are frail and Stella is 45 lbs. lol Stella is a cuddler and will let pretty much anyone hold her on in any position..even on her back craddled like a cat if you want to..so with all the people in comfy chairs, beds..I have to watch that Stella doesnt misunderstand and jump in someones lap..lol
It was the most fun Ive had in a long time :-)
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You have got yourself one special girl! I bet your heart soared watching her give others joy. And I bet your heart lurched when she wanted to jump in someones lap!
Just shows how our dogs are so human, and such a big part of our lives. We LOVE them in our laps, and the little pat is the green light for joining us.
What a gift to have a calm, loving dog, and how wonderful of you to share her gifts.
Your Stella really does the works of angels, as well as looking like one. The immense comfort, acceptance and happiness she brings to those in need is a real tribute to the poodle-person bond. It is SO WONDERFUL of you to share her gifts with others, especially those so in need of such outstanding kindness. You clearly have a heart of gold yourself for doing what you do. Thank you for easing the pain of others and for sharing your lovely girl and her story. She is just beautiful, inside and out!