These are the chronicles of two Shetland Sheepdogs and their adventures in rally-o, obedience, flyball, agility, tracking and therapy dog work.
Also including information on raw feeding, canine epilepsy, positive training, and lots and lots of Sheltie hair!

Monday, April 13, 2009

It's a hard job ... but someone's gotta do it!

Romeo had his first "real" therapy dog visit at Saskatoon City Hospital tonight. Seems like it's been a long time coming. We've been there a number of times for orientations and supervised visits, then I was there a couple of times acting as an evaluator for other teams during their supervised visits. But it has finally reached the point where Romeo and I are doing for-honest therapy dog visits at the hospital. I had to take the opportunity to take some pictures, and true to form, Romeo hammed it up. He is such a sucker for the camera!

I couldn't decide which emotion I liked the most ... what do you think?




Ooh! Is that a ball over there?!

Romeo really loves his job, he's such a show-off and thrills to perform for the nursing staff and patients alike. Of course, I guess it's a pretty sweet job if you can get it ... show up, look cute, get bum scratches, eat some cheese ... hmmm, where do I sign up?


Cool Design Shelties said...


We don't have this kind of service here in Denmark :o((

But I think it's a very nice thing they do those therapy dog...if we get such a service here in Denmark I would enrol :o)

The patients will love Romeo he is such a charmer :o)



Good going Romeo. Keep up the pawsome work.

Essex & Deacon

CanyonView Shelties said...

Cheese & Bum scratches sound pretty good ;-)

Congrats on you awesome achievements Dayna and hugs to Romeo.

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