We have been visiting one of the Nursing homes on a regular basis for two years now, so the residents all love Ryder and really enjoy his visits. They are starting to get to know Scarlett and Sophie, but Ryder is still their favorite.
Being able to visit the residents, and bring a smile to their faces, is an opportunity I am thankful for, as it is a chance to give back. So many of the residents get few visitors, and having the collies stop in for petting and socializing breaks up the monotony of their day. When they see the collies and call them into their rooms, their happiness is visible and it is also contagious. When you and your dogs are able to make a small difference in someone's life, it is a reward that is priceless.