Oreo and I have been working as a team for almost three years now. We love spending time together visiting nursing homes, college students and special events. No matter where we go, Oreo brings smiles to peoples faces with his wagging tail and silly smile. I have lots of great stories but a few of my favorites are from a local nursing home we visit every month. There was a gentleman who loved dogs and his own dog passed away right before he moved in to the nursing home. On each visit he would talk about his dog, how much he missed him and wanted to go to sleep so he could dream about him. His wife was visiting one time and he was having a hard time with his feelings about his dog. His wife asked if he could take Oreo for a walk down the hallway and she would tell him she got a “new” dog. I hooked Oreo up to a short leash and a longer leash so I could have control, and off we went for our walk. Oreo strolled down the hallway and loved every minute of the walk. The man was so excited to be walking his “new” dog, everyone immediately saw a huge change for the better in his personality. It brought tears to my eyes as well as the man’s wife. Oreo was so proud of himself as well and got extra thumbs up for his great work.
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