Red-Vested Rockstar: Jill and Freddy
“A nurse asked that Freddy and I visit a room with young child, maybe 9 months old. The parents were far from home, and having other kids has made this stay quite stressful. The child was upset, and I could see the worry and fear in the parent’s faces. I entered the room and the baby immediately smiled, and laughed at Freddy. As I was leaving, the mother started to cry… letting me know that she was so worried about her baby, but when the therapy dog entered the room, everything changed. Everything was better.
At that moment, Freddy tugged on his leash, sending me a message. I followed his lead, walking him to the mother. He rested his head on her lap, as if offering a hug. The mother started crying happy tears… it was a beautiful moment. It was overwhelming to see the power of love at work in my angel dog, Freddy.”