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Yeah, he pretty much is. He's pretty tuckered out from it, though. He's really snoozing right now. He looks very cute; I will probably have to bug him. Heh, heh, heh.
He did a few tricks (mostly standard obedience stuff, but ... a drive-thru window. Perhaps he was expecting cheeseburgers to appear.

One of my favorite visits was one where Oso got to see out of a 4th floor window for the first time. The patient was sitting on a window seat and invited him up. When he jumped up he just froze in fascination.

Hee. I bet Harlan would like that too. He likes being in high places, like the time he was in the Walnut tree.
Also, he focused more on the people then he did ... I was curious, but it didn't seem right to pry.

Hey that's pretty good. That puts uyou one up over "meet and greet" and actually into animal assisted therapy.

I thought it was cool.

I don't mind if they don't know my name. Hmm. Unless it's something they're supposed to be working on. I'll have to ask.
Some folks were more chatty than others, of course. Most ... were worried about strange dogs wandering in, or what. Interesting.

Yes, its very common question. Some object to the presence of dogs, but I think the question comes from either ... of them see the dogs as service dogs and imagine they are all kept in kennels when they aren't "working."

Oh. That makes sense. A lot of the follow-up conversation had to do with how he goes with me everywhere, he's my little buddy, he's good company, how spoiled he is and so on.
Well, I need to go. Mr. Doorknob thinks that I've ... just forgot to give a bunch of it to him.

Something similar really gave me a twinge this morning. Usually I feed the cats then close the door so there ... the tempation. It was bittersweet realizing that I didn't have to keep one eye open to protect the cat food.

sigh
Terri & Harlan
Some folks wanted to look but not touch, some wanted ... name next time; I bet that gets charted as well.

I'll bet it does. It will be interesting to see if the overall exercise of having the dog visits and the specific memory exercise of remembering the dog's name, etc. have an effect. My dad is in his 70's and scared of nothing BUT Alzheimer's.

It's a scary disease.
He is deathly afraid of Alzheimer's. Since he is still working (he has retired and then gone straight to another ... work, too, and he also hasn't shown any signs so far, I tell him there isn't much to worry about.

Doesn't sound like it. But I sure understand being scared of it.

This place is in two floors. Upstairs are the folks who are further along in the disease. One volunteer prefers working with them, because they've gone beyond knowing what's happening to them. Myself, I confess I was a bit relieved when they didn't ask me to go upstairs. Not sure I'm ready for that, yet.
No one wanted to know my name. Big shock.

Well, DUH! Perhaps the young kids of today expect bots to have names, but our elders understand that machines are just machines, not real people! Now shut up and get back to work!

Oh, right. Beep, click, whir. Organic Chauvinist Pig!

Terri & Harlan (probably thought you were a blood pressure monitor, or something)
My dad is in his 70's

and scared of nothing BUT Alzheimer's.

It's a scary disease.

Yes. A couple of years ago my Dad died from brain surgery complications from Dementia, kind of a hard-wired Alzheimer Disease.
I was lucky that we spent some time together just before the end. Too bad that he only got to see agility in the pouring rain.

Matt. Rocky's a Dog.
we decided might be because it looked kind of like a drive-thru window. Perhaps he was expecting cheeseburgers to appear.

does Harlan get to visit the cheeseburger drive-thru often???
Also, he focused more on the people then he did at the test, so that was good. There was a ... folks. Most were sitting in a common room, and a few we met in the hallways and the private rooms.

way to go, Harlan! putting those superior schmoozing skills to good use, eh?
in case you just forgot to give a bunch of it to him.

well, it could happen.
Terri & Harlan (also, I would like extra butter on my bread please)

harriet says that butter is best consumed in it's natural stick form. mm. buttersicles.

shelly (perfectly foul wench) and elliott and harriet http://home.bluemarble.net/~scouvrette
we decided might be because it looked kind of like a drive-thru window. Perhaps he was expecting cheeseburgers to appear.

does Harlan get to visit the cheeseburger drive-thru often???

But of course!
In fact, we split a burger right after the visit, since he was such a good boy!
Also, he focused more on the people then he did ... few we met in the hallways and the private rooms.

way to go, Harlan! putting those superior schmoozing skills to good use, eh?

He is a Schmoozer Plus, no doubt.
in case you just forgot to give a bunch of it to him.

well, it could happen.

Harlan is "Hope Springs Eternal".
Terri & Harlan (also, I would like extra butter on my bread please)

harriet says that butter is best consumed in it's natural stick form. mm. buttersicles.

Yeah, well, we try to avoid that one.
Terri & Harlan (you mean YOU try to avoid that one)
But of course! In fact, we split a burger right after the visit, since he was such a good boy!

you're way nicer than i am (duh!). the last thing i want is harriet receiving Forbidden Cheeseburger Drive-Thru Window Knowledge.
He is a Schmoozer Plus, no doubt.

sounds like he's found his calling.
Harlan is "Hope Springs Eternal".

i think dogs operate on the theory that if it happened just once, it could happen again. that's why we avoid the cheeseburger drive-thru window. HTH!
Terri & Harlan (you mean YOU try to avoid that one)

understandable. it makes the circuitry all gooey and who needs that?

shelly (perfectly foul wench) and elliott and harriet http://home.bluemarble.net/~scouvrette
I find it intersting when Christians us ad hominem comments as part of their signature.
Duwayne Anderson
American Quarter Horse: The ultimate all-terrain vehicl.e
I'll bet it does. It will be interesting to see ... real people! Now shut up and get back to work!

I find it intersting when Christians us ad hominem comments as part of their signature.

I'm not a Christian. I am a kibologist. We are required to use ad hominem attacks quoting complete morons. HTH!

Paula
"Duwayne, you're living proof that when a man who has no idea what he's doing redoubles his efforts, there's no end to what you can't do." Scott Marquardt
I find it intersting when Christians us ad hominem comments as part of their signature.

I'm not a Christian. I am a kibologist. We are required to use ad hominem attacks quoting complete morons. HTH!

I still would prefer an ad hominy attack.
But I'm supposed to be eating low-carb right now.
So is your new friend trying to become a spammer, or what?
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