Therapy Dogs Press at 20:11

What I'm Doing at 20:11 in 2011... Charlie and I went to visit our friends at Casa de Modesto this morning. Just like all the other times, it was a lot of fun and it is especially rewarding to see recognition in their faces.

Today we discovered that there is a group of women who wait out in the hall for Charlie. They are room mates and they keep track of our visits on the activity calendar. On the days that Charlie is scheduled, the ladies refuse to go to any other activities until they've had a chance to see him. Today, I spotted them at the end of the hall. They would wave and giggle as I zig-zagged my way down to their room. They have a new room mate and insisted that I wait until her therapy was over so she could meet Charlie.

I love this work. It is so much fun and I always leave there restored and renewed. It is such a privilege to share Charlie with the residents.

Today at 8:11, I was looking at the latest issue of Martha Stewart's Living magazine. She always includes a section on pets and this month's episode features an article about Therapy Dogs. Very cool.