Therapy Dogs bring so much joy and love to people who are no longer able to have pets in their lives. This is why I love what we do so much. It means the world to the patients and their families. We share stories about us and they have stories to share about them.
Keira Rose has the perfect personality/disposition for Therapy Dog work. She seems to just go in, assess the situation and do what needs to be done for each patient. She cuddles on beds with some, on couches with some, and sits with some. It is remarkable to watch the transformation of people when they get a visit from her; very rewarding for all involved.
This week marks Phinny’s fifth birthday. He is an absolute joy and such an important part of our family. Here is a recent picture of him walking on the trail. He lives for his twice daily walks and there is often ball throwing involved for added fun.
Richard and I brought home Phoebe in August 2017. We love and cherish her so much. She is very much a “people dog” and loved by everyone she meets. She loves going for hikes, dipping her paws in the nearby river and cuddling up with us. She is especially fond of other dogs and gets along well with almost every other dog she meets.
We recently bought a new house, which has more room and a large fenced backyard. We would like to add another fairhill farm poodle to our family in the spring or summer. We would prefer a male, just to have one of each. Phoebe is not a dominate dog and is submissive with other dogs she meets. I always say, ‘she doesn’t have a bad bone in her body’ because she is so kind. She has had interactions with puppies of other breeds that have been aggressive or try to dominate and she doesn’t like that.
Boating requires a line to secure Boye as he wants to go overboard to swim. After the 24th May weekend when Boye took a flying leap over the side of my somewhat fast moving boat and the job of pulling him back into the boat (still in his winter coat plus 85 lbs) it was good that there were two of us on board.
Just a quick note and a picture to let you know that our poodle Phinnaeous Shaw gets better every year. He is going to be five this fall and continues to be a wonderful testament to the amazing standard poodles that come from Fairhill Farm.
Phinn is a joy and simply loves everything and everyone he meets. He is an extremely important part of our family and we love him more each day.
Greetings from snowy Quesnel, BC. The snow banks are fifteen feet high and the only one who is still enjoying the snow is Laughie the snow poodle! He has had quite a fun filled winter doing lots of cross country skiing, hiking the trails and snowshoeing.
Laughie has also been working as a therapy dog, going to both senior care facilities. Every visit, he makes me proud of him as he brings such joy; many residents really look forward to his visits. I often say to one lady, “do you want a visit from someone tall, dark and handsome today?” And she says: is it Laughie or Elvis today? We have a good laugh.
We love Laughlin and appreciate being the proud owners of such a wonderful dog. He is our therapy dog too!