Last December, the lovely Katie Bear made her debut on The Daily Corgi.
Since then, she’s been very busy with her duties as a therapy dog, bringing lots of Corgi-powered help to folks at several different locations in the Metro West area of Boston.
As a therapy dog, Katie Bear brings smiles and laughter to her friends in the Blaire House Nursing Home in Milford, and Heritage Assisted Living in Framingham. Katie visits each of these two facilities twice a month. She also frequently visits the MetroWest Medical Center in Natick, where her Mom Sherri H. is Program Coordinator of the Pet Therapy Program in the Behavioral Health Units. Wherever Katie visits she gives lots of Katie Bear kisses to everyone and does a pile of her tricks and is usually pooped out afterwards.
Follow along on a recent day in the life of Katie Bear, a true working Corgi!
Friday, May 14th:
“At MetroWest Medical Center Katie visits the three inpatient Psychiatric Units consisting of the Geriatric Unit, The Child Development Unit and the Adult Inpatient Unit. We usually alternate between the three units with a visit on two units per day.”
“On this particular day Katie visited the Adult Inpatient Unit and the Child Development Unit. In each group the patients usually sit around in a semi-circle with the therapy dog performing his or her tricks or just visiting with the patients in the middle of the room so all can see. When Katie visits she does an array of tricks consisting of sits, downs, stay, spinning, crawling, and shaking hands with everyone. I also put treats on each of her paws and tell her not to touch and she won’t take them until I tell her. We then usually finish off with a double paw “high five.” It is very cute.”
“That day Katie visited the Adult Unit for thirty minutes and went to the Child Development Unit across the hospital for another thirty minute visit. After the second visit we stopped into Administrative Office to see a couple of my friends and to show off Katie Bear, of course. So again, she was asked to show off and do some more tricks. Then before I knew it she was asked to go across the hall where the Chief Operational Officer was holding a meeting to entertain the people in the meeting. (It was a Friday afternoon and you know how those are) … “
“When we got home about 5:30 p.m. Katie had a short walk, since she was so tired, then went in for her dinner. After a while I didn’t see her around and went looking for her … “
” … and a sleeping Katie Bear is what I found!”
There she was, in the “it’s been a hard day at the office” position.
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Nice to see you on The Daily Corgi again, Katie Bear!
We are all proud of you and your hard work … Corgi ON!