The last therapy dog job Buddy did was several years ago on December 23 for a woman in hospice who requested a visit from a Golden Retriever. She had lost her own Golden two weeks prior. When she saw Buddy, I can’t describe the amount of joy that came over her.

About four hours after our visit, the woman passed away. Her last wish was to have a visit from a Golden Retriever and Buddy was able to fulfill her wish.

When I saw the woman during our visit she was sitting up in bed, vibrant, animated and not at all displaying the characteristics of a person near the end of her life. I think that after getting her final wish she decided to go to heaven and be with God and her puppy that she had lost.