Meet JJ, the Hospice Dog. As I’m sure you know, hospice is where people go when they are dying. JJ offers a bit of comfort to the patients there as they prepare for their next (or final) transition, depending on your beliefs. This video of JJ comforting one patient went viral.
I often do bed visits, though never without The Bossy One. This is a lady who has very few people to visit her. She cannot see and often does not wake up, but she did like having her hand on my fur. She was very calm during my visit. We were listening to Yeats, by the way. I was very insistent to have her touch me, more so than usual. We fell asleep later with her hand splayed on my head, both of us snoring (but no proof of that!) I sure can be silly at times, but I also know when to be quiet and present. Her caregivers were very appreciative when they saw this video.
Check out this video. JJ is so sweet with this woman!