Saturday, April 12, 2014

Therapy Dog

Digger, an Australian  Cattle Dog

Four-year-old Digger graduated last Sunday and is now officially a Saint John Ambulance Therapy Dog. 

Since 1992, four-legged Saint John Ambulance volunteers have visited hospitals, retirement residences, and long-term and short-term care facilities across Canada to improve the quality of life for patients - reducing stress, lowering blood pressure, distracting the pain ridden.

Congratulations, Digger!

I am linking with Saturday Critters HERE.

49 comments:

Andy said...

Digger looks like he lots of personality for the job.

Revrunner said...

Do you think dogs sense their accomplishments?

Sandra said...

digger just reduced my stress just looking at that sweet face. good dog digger

cieldequimper said...

Bravo Digger !

Beth @ "E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

what a cute doggie. i love that brand or kind of dog. they are so colorful & fun looking. ( :

you know the saying "if these walls could talk" - if only it was "if these dogs could talk" -- i bet he would tell us a thing or two.

Ela said...

What a gorgeous dog !
Have a happy weekend :)

eileeninmd said...

Surely a job for a special dog! Congrats to Digger! Thank you for sharing and linking up your critters, have a happy weekend!

Kate said...

LOVE these wonderful animals!! He must be a very special animal.

Phil Slade said...

Dogs (more often their owners) often get a bad press so it's good to remind everyone the vary positive things they provide. Digger is a great name for an Australian dog!

Bob Bushell said...

He is a fantastic dog, helping those who can't. Beautiful image.

William Kendall said...

He is a handsome fellow!

Lina Gustina said...

Congrats. He has noble jobs.
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Magia da Inês said...

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Muito legal!
Os cães são tão meigos e ótimos amigos.

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Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

He is a handsome graduate! :)

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest EG CameraGirl;
Oh, Congratulations to the very wonderful dog from me as well♡♡♡ Since I have seen them work on TV, I'm really amazed with their ability.
Good Luck handsome boy!!!

Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

DeniseinVA said...

Congratulations to Digger! He is a sweet dog.

Buttons said...

Congratulations Digger pat pat hug hug. B

Lowell said...

Go Digger! We had, at one time, thought to have our Golden trained as a therapy dog, but never got around to it and now she's gone. These therapy dogs are wonderful critters and help so many people. Love Digger's eye patch!

Birdman said...

They do important work. Yes, you go Digger!

LE CHEMIN DES GRANDS JARDINS said...

Je connais ces thérapie animalières qui se pratiquent aussi en France, avec de très bons résultats. Saluons les personnes et les animaux engagés dans cette œuvre à côté humanitaire.
J'ai connu votre blog à partir de chez mon ami Bob Bushell et je ne suis pas déçu, les photos sont excellentes.
Amitiés.

Roger

TexWisGirl said...

handsome, smart and kind - my kinda guy. :)

Tanya Breese said...

oh i love digger!! dogs are the BEST therapy!

Karen S. said...

Bravo Digger, you are one handsome and adorable dog, ready to spread your love and kindness where ever you go!!

rainfield61 said...

Smart and high IQ.

It is more than a dog.

RedPat said...

Good for him and his humans for doing such a good job!

Linda W. said...

What a cutie!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Congrats to Digger! That's a very important job.

Judy said...

Yay to Digger!!

Kathy said...

Digger's eyes say a lot about his personality. I'll bet he has lots of loving kisses to bestow!

Lisa Gordon said...

Way to go, Digger!!!
And what a handsome fella he is.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Stuart said...

Go Digger !

Vagabonde said...

Digger has great eyes and will be welcomed by so many people. Congratulations to Digger and his trainers.

Christian Weiß said...

Digger is great dog, therapy dogs are fascinating well educated.

Janie said...

Good for Digger! A therapy dog is a great idea. For someone who is ill or stressed or depressed, I can't think of a better, more loving companion.

Jack said...

Congratulations, Digger. You have a rewarding life in front of you.

Stephanie said...

Sweet dog and congrats!

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

What a sweet face. He is going to be perfect for the job.

Carletta said...

Congrats to Digger! Gotta love that face.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Rather a piratical looking pooch with his eyepatch and neckerchief but I know from experience that these dogs do a great job.

Small City Scenes said...

Good for Digger. He makes me feel better already. MB

Gemma Wiseman said...

Such a happy expression on this dog's face. He looks just great.

kelley jensen said...

that sounds like a wonderful program. cute dog :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Good job Digger! Way to go. What a great program.

NatureFootstep said...

what a great idéa! Love it.

Pat Tillett said...

That is a wonderful program that helps so many people. That breed is so smart!

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Wonderful critter post. Well done Digger.

bailey-road.com said...

Handsome and intelligent!

catskillblogger said...

Congrats Digger!

genie said...

Good Jog, Digger. My friend and neighbor trains dogs for the St. Francis Foundation. She trains two at a time. How she does it, I do not know. It is so time consuming.

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