My Human Partner:
Mary Anne Lofquist
I’ve been an HOV Volunteer since:
My interests, hobbies and talents:
I love people. In fact, I haven’t met a person yet who I haven’t loved. Even when a patient threw a pillow in my face, I still waited to give her my love. Eating is very important to me. I sometimes get so excited about eating I run around the house and kick my hind legs until I get my food. I like helping my cousin, Louie Louie, who is a young Maltipoo, discover his back yard and I show him what to do in the yard. I can sit, stay and do push-ups on command, which helps me control my weight! The hardest command I can do is “leave it,” which I do very well because I know that I will eventually get a treat.
My work at HOV:
I work at a palliative care unit in Chandler where I sit on beds and get scratched and petted. I even got scratched one time with a person’s toes because she couldn’t use her arms or hands. It felt really good. I was even able to take a treat from her toes! I was really gentle and she loved it. It makes me happy when I can make people smile and laugh. The staff at the PCU loves me so much. They sometimes get on the floor and play with me before I start my visits. When my leash holder tells me I am going to go visit our PCU, I get so excited. I run to the door and can’t wait to get into the car. I’m 72 years old in human years. I hope I can continue to do this work for a very long time.