Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Nanuq's New Game
Nanuq with one of the staff members. We are not allowed to use pictures with the patients because of privacy.
Nanuq with "all" the balls!
A couple of weeks ago, I sent Nanuq to Central State Psychiatric hospital. During his visit the patients were taken to an area outside. This area is fenced in and set up for putt-putt. Dad took my leash off and allowed Nanuq to visit freely with the patients.
Quickly, Nanuq changed to rules to the game of putt-put. They now include retrieve. Each time the patients hit the little plastic ball, Nanuq would run and get it. Thankfully, the staff and patients thought this was an interesting game and happily joined Nanuq.
Sometimes, all it takes to brighten someone's day is being silly or changing things from the norm. Nanuq is gentle and loving. He approaches life's circumstances with ease. I am thankful Nanuq has been able to step into the gap in my absence. He loves visiting the patients and I know he brightens their week.
Woofs and Wags,