Even before I was diagnosed, one of the greatest comforts and sources of joy in my life was my dogs. Now, more than ever, they have been there by my side whenever possible.
I have been lucky enough to work with St. John’s Ambulance’s Dog Therapy program to bring my own Nucky to visit people in many different scenarios. I was on the other side of this program when they visited me while I was in the hospital. I have always known the power, strength and love that these visits can give to a person in distress or pain and I was so grateful to have them visit me.
We are now 5 dogs strong at home – with Ana’s dog Chicco now joining the family – and these little and big guys are essential to keeping my spirits up.
Getting everyone organized can take a little time….
Nucky is the prince and needs a prime spot.