I have always had a passion for animals and for helping people. When my grandfather was diagnosed and hospitalised with Alzheimers, Caleb (my dog) got a special permission to go for visits. Because of his disease, Grandpa was very aggressive and unpleasant, but as soon as Caleb arrived, he would calm down, be less aggressive and would even start to laugh. That’s when I realised I had a special dog and a mission!
Now, Caleb has a job, he’s an Ottawa Therapy Dog. We volunteer once a week at the Ottawa General Hospital. It’s such a blessing to share Caleb with others, to see faces light up when we walk into a room or when he cuddles with a patient. Today a patient told me that he felt better when we visit, because Caleb communicates with his heart!!!