Giving and caring

This is a very poignant little video. You may find it beautiful like I did – it resulted in a cathartic release of tears, particularly appropriate to my worries over the NHS. On the other hand, skip it if you  feel too fragile. By the way, I would be interested to know what you think.

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5 Responses to Giving and caring

  1. Ray Barnes says:

    Oh dear Freda, several buckets of tears later, what a very moving video. I know I do cry too easily these days but that was so very touching.
    The expression on the face of the old lady was indescribable, pure love, it was clear to see.
    Such a lovely dog too.
    If the very end of someone’s life can have such a moment of joy then this is the best idea in the world.

  2. Mina says:

    I could not watch this as it would be too poignant for me. Before the days of PAT dogs (can’t remember what PAT stood for) my boss, a nursing director, encourged my husband to take our golden lab into the alzhiemers mens ward where my father was a resident. The reaction to the dog was instant and so beneficial to the patients and he did not miss out one patient on his visits. For a short moment in the patients’ lives there was peace.

  3. Dianne says:

    The practice of allowing pet dogs to visit the sick and elderly has been increasing here in the States. Dogs are sensitive beings and a comfort as we grow older. Why shut them out when the end is near?

    David and I have been checking out the various retirement facilities in our area and always ask the same question, how do you feel about pets. Many facilities allow cats, but those allowing dogs get an A++ in our book. Dianne

  4. Suem says:

    I agree, a bit of a tear jerker 🙂

  5. June says:

    Baxter looks like a big teddybear, and apparently provides the same comfort. Personally, I think if I were dying, I would rather have a pet lying next to me than to hold all the human hands in the world. Animals . . . understand.

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