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Our latest therapy dog visit
« on: March 15, 2006, 09:38:14 pm »
Today we went to a brand new retirement home. It was the most beautiful place with the most caring, loving people. Bear was a huge hit! I loved them and they loved him.  ;D Here are some pics.
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Re: Our latest therapy dog visit
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2006, 09:40:12 pm »
Oh he's such a good boy....I wish I had a dog I could do the therapy work with.
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Re: Our latest therapy dog visit
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2006, 09:44:16 pm »
Ok Jamie, Bear is too cool looking, do you have a picture from the side with his little vest on.  He looks too cool.
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Re: Our latest therapy dog visit
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2006, 07:17:15 am »
I love the one where Bear is looking up at the lady in the red!  A definite AWWW moment.  Congratulation s to you both!!

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« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2006, 08:18:29 am »
Good boy Bear!
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Just for today, let me be the kind of person my dog thinks I am.

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Re: Our latest therapy dog visit
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2006, 08:31:40 am »
I love the one where Bear is looking up at the lady in the red!  A definite AWWW moment.  Congratulation s to you both!!

That is my favorite one too. She was really sweet and as she left to go to her apartment she said, "Oh, I'll think about this big wonderful Bear all night! And I will look forward to next week's visit very much."

It made me wanna cry.  ;D
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Re: Our latest therapy dog visit
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2006, 08:32:57 am »
Here you go Brandon...Bear's vest from the side view.
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Re: Our latest therapy dog visit
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2006, 08:42:51 am »
Jamie I am SO proud of you and Bear!  I want to look into this when Boudreaux gets old enough.  I think it is such a great idea to give back!  <<hugs>> to Bear for being such a great dog and to you for giving back!
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« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2006, 08:47:50 am »
Those pics are wonderful - - my eyes welled up when I was looking at them - esp the pic. of the Bear with the woman in red .... sooooooo sweet! Way to go Bear - you are such a good boy! And a big hug for you Jamie - what y'all are doing brightens the days of so many people!

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« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2006, 08:49:24 am »
That vest looks so tiny on him.  It's great that he can make peoples days better like that...keep up the good work Bear.
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Re: Our latest therapy dog visit
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2006, 08:50:58 am »
Jaime, I'm so proud of you and Bear!  You both are doing such wonderful work! To see the smiles on all those faces!  Bear is such a great ambassador for all our big guys! ;D

Give him hugs and drools from his southern pals!

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Re: Our latest therapy dog visit
« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2006, 09:49:47 am »
Do any of the people seem put off by his size or are they excited that he is such a big boy?  I really would like to do this here in town (we don't even have him yet and I am making plans already...lol)
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Re: Our latest therapy dog visit
« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2006, 09:54:32 am »
Do any of the people seem put off by his size or are they excited that he is such a big boy?  I really would like to do this here in town (we don't even have him yet and I am making plans already...lol)

There have been a few instances when people who are "scared" of dogs don't want to be near him but even they are intrigued by his size. Most people LOVE him and the fact that he is such an adorable giant fur rug...no grizzly bear....no shetland pony...no, I mean Newfy!  ;)
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Re: Our latest therapy dog visit
« Reply #13 on: March 16, 2006, 09:55:51 am »
What great photos!  It is really neat to see Bear at work.  I'll bet he really made their day brighter! :)

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Re: Our latest therapy dog visit
« Reply #14 on: March 16, 2006, 10:03:16 am »
Good job Bear!!  I can't wait till Boo starts her therapy work.  She starts intermediate training Saturday.  Jaimie does Bear have to have red on to identify him as a therapy dog?  Bear is such a good ambassador for the big pawed!