November 22 | 1 Comment
I hope all my friends have a wonderful Thanksgiving. I just want to take a sec to share a story from Kensy over at The Good Dogma Company. He is a pet therapy dog with Happy Tails. He goes to nursing homes, a pre-school for children with disabilities, and many special visits throughout the year. This is about his last visit to the nursing home, in his own words.
I walked into a room where the woman who had been a patient was getting ready to go home.
She was so excited when she saw us and started telling mom about the dogs she used to have. I was loving on her while they were talking. At one point the conversation turned serious and she told mom she was glad she was going home, she didn’t need to be in a nursing home. That sometimes when folks/family are talking they talk around her and not to her. She said her mind was just fine and she knew exactly what was going on.
Ask yourself, have you ever looked at an older person and talked around them and not to them? As if they weren’t there. When we visit the nursing home it doesn’t matter if the person can understand us or not, we make sure we stop to visit everyone who wants to see us. Sometimes it’s just about your presence and not about what you say.
When you see someone who is older please don’t look at them as a symptom or disease, look at them as a person. Treat them as a person. Remember, they were once the age you are.
Just a little something to ponder while you’re giving thanks for all the wonderful things you have in your life. Woof!
Not only is Kensy a therapy dog, he is also the Chief Executive Pup over at The Good Dogma Company. Right now they are having a HUGE sale so go check it out. The place to find the perfect gift for yourself, your pup, or the dog lover in your life