Today was a site visit to a new partner. Petey and I went to visit with just one person. Many people would ask why we would make time for one person. Well, let me tell you this is what animal-assisted therapy is really all about. In all my years doing this, today was the most rewarding hour ever spent. When you are living in a group home, not as mobile as you used to be, need care for everything, but your mind is as sharp as a tack – you miss your animals more than you could ever believe.
We will have dogs and cats visit with this client on an ongoing basis and as the tears flow, we will know how valuable our visits are.
I hope one day if I am in this situation, someone will bring a furry friend to remind me of the love of a pet.