It is often said that “dogs are man’s best friend”. What you are about to see will assure you that dogs are both men’s and women’s best friends! How does such a tiny little creature have the sensitivity, on its own, to be so caring and loving?
Nala, the Teacup Poodle seems to be a gift from heaven for elderly residents at the Minnesota Lyngblomsten nursing home. It all started when her owner, Doug Dawson, brought her to work one day when she was a tiny little pup. As Doug was dispensing the residents’ medication, Nala was dispensing love.
She had no training as a therapy animal, but instinctively knows that her presence and affection is doing more for these people than any medicine that can come out of a plastic container. As Nala has grown she has learned to cruise the nursing home on her own. Not only does she scurry from room to room visiting her friends each day, but she rides the elevator by herself so that she can reach everyone!