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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Our special volunteer

We have a special volunteer who comes to the nursing home every other week.  I think he may be the most anticipated volunteer we have.  His name is Bentley, and he's a dog!  He is very gentle and is well trained.  He stands right next to people and lets them pet him.
This week, he came in costume for Halloween.   I don't think he was too happy about this outfit because he didn't want to look at me for his picture. Our residents loved it though!





Isn't he cute?

21 comments:

Jenny said...

What a DARLING! I want to hug and kiss him. xoxo

Nancy said...

That is the cutest thing I have seen today.....I bet the patients love when he comes to visit....

Mary said...

What a sweet little fellow! My neighbor has a dog who is adorable. She bought him a Halloween costume, a cowboy hat vest and bandana. He looks adorable but hates having the hat on I think the elastic holding it on bothers him. Everyone gets such a kick when he stops to get attention from them. I'll wager Bentley is good medicine for your patients.

Deb said...

What a cutie and a special friend to the residents!

Bethany Carson said...

Indeed he is! I'm sure the residents love him! It is neat when animals come to visit the elderly. I know some retirement homes have resident pets. One nearby has a couple cats. I remember one in Portland though that had a big, slobbery, black lab. I wasn't impressed with that one!

Bentley looks like just the perfect dog to visit residents!

Terri D said...

Bentley is adorable!! It is amazing how animals can calm a troubled soul, lower blood pressure, ease stress. Bless Bentley's owners for their special ministry!!

Arlene said...

Oh my goodness what a sweet heart!! I think it is wonderful that the owners of service animals take time to make others happy with their special pets.

Kerin said...

Bentley is an adorable dog! You can just see the sweetness in his eyes; no wonder he is a treasured visitor/volunteer :)

{{hugs}}
~K.

Heather said...

He is so cute! He doesn't looked too thrilled about it all, but he does look fabulous in his outfit!

Doris said...

Pet visits were always popular at the Nursing Home I worked at. Thanks for sharing this cutie :)

Sally said...

Oh, how precious. I can see where the residents would get a kick out of the costume! :)

xoxo

Carrie B. said...

Oh goodness - that's the most precious thing ever! What a Sweetie. ;)
I bet those residents just loved him up.
Happy weekend to you Hon! xo

Amy at love made my home said...

Anyone would adore having him to visit them! xx

Betsy Brock said...

haha...Aw, what a good sport. He's probably fretting over the girly costume...and those frills on his cape! haha...

Dee said...

Mari, he is so adorable. Have a lovely rest of the weekend... :)

Mildred said...

So adorable. Wonderful how all the residents respond to him!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Awwwwwwwwww, Bentley stole MY heart!!!

Vintage Girl 901 said...

Is he not the cutest?

Jean Stauffer said...

Adorable!!!

Laura said...

So cute!! I wonder what it would be like if Sofie was a volunteer? Ha!

Cherdecor said...

I like the name Bentley for a dog. He is a nice dog.