The Memory of a Therapy Dog Calls to Mind the Comfort of Pets

The Memory of a Therapy Dog Calls to Mind the Comfort of Pets

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The Memory of a Therapy Dog Calls to Mind the Comfort of Pets

In the dark days of my sister’s cystic fibrosis-induced respiratory failure and subsequent double-lung transplant, a single moment stands out as a flash of light, and even humor. I was sitting at my sister’s bedside, next to my brother-in-law. We both had our heads bowed, alternating between silence and talking softly, when suddenly a sight in the hallway made us look up and then look over at each other. Was the exhaustion taking over? Were…

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