Hattie's PAT work :)

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  1. Naya

    Naya Supporting Member Forum Supporter

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    Hattie looks fabulous :heart:
    It shows how much you and Hattie are appreciated by everyone wanting her to stay for lunch. You are a star for going on Christmas Day. I'm sure you will be gratefully received :star:
     
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    So kind of you to pop in on Christmas day xx
     
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    It's been a long time since I posted on Hattie's thread.

    Today Hattie and I did a home visit to a lovely patient that deserves it so very much. We didn't go as PAT but as friends. He adores Hattie and counts the days until he see's her again at the Hospice, so how could we refuse an invitation to pop round for a cuppa and dog treats! Hattie went straight into their house found 'K' and gave him the biggest, waggiest hello ever, 'K' was thrilled to bits :) He got out of his wheelchair to sit on the sofa and of course Hattie was invited up for a cuddle which she did willingly snuggling up to him :) It was lovely to see him having Hattie all to himself and I could see it was just what he needed to cheer him up after such an awful time. He is only in his early 60's and has endured more than anyone I know, his wife too. Hattie even ignored their Cat, bonus! We had a lovely afternoon with 'K' and his lovely wife, drinking coffee eating biscuits and having a great laugh. Hattie just knows what to do to cheer everyone up and she certainly made 'Ks' day. Warms my heart to see Hattie make such a big difference to someones life. I really do love my special girl :inlove::heart: xx
     
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    Very special she's wonderful
     
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    That's so lovely, brought tears to my eyes x
     
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    How lovely!
     
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    What a gorgeous girl Hattie is!

    What a lovely thing to do - you've inspired me to look into this. Not yet - Stanleys far too excitable and "too much". But when he's older and a bit calmer.

    He brings so much joy to people everywhere he goes I think it would be amazing to let him brighten people's day up.
     
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    Such a special girl :heart:
     
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  9. charlie

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    @JenBainbridge I can't tell you how much we love doing PAT work. As soon as Stanley calms down you go for it and I promise you won't regret it :) x
     
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    As I have said before, you are BOTH stars doing this!
     
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    So special and so lovely :heart:
     
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    Ah Helen,such a kind thing to do ,so lovely to know you can make such a difference x
     
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    That is just wonderful xxx
     
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    This is such a beautiful thread!

    I manage a residential home, and we have palliative patients, what you and Hattie do is wonderful, you bring joy on darker days, comfort, distraction, and love!

    I have read how you feel so sad sometimes when people you have connected with pass away, i have cared for people for 18 years and still grieve and miss each person, I even have a cry.
    This is just being human.

    Your both amazing! Hattie is very cute, and obviously so intuitive to those she visits needs!

    Lovely you are making such a difference to people lives xx
     
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    Hattie is such a special girl and such a credit to you Helen
     
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    Hi everyone. What a joy it was reading through this thread. Although Ariel needs to be 2 years old before she can become a therapy dog, I already have the 2 of us signed up. My intention is to have her visit our soon to be built hospice, as well as our local hospital. She has already proven the value of these visits, as I often bring her to the old age home where my mom lives. The smiles on the elders' faces and the hugs she gets always melt my heart. Ariel's always the hit of the party!
     
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