A Get-Well Drug Called a Dog


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For one elderly woman, the worst part of being in the hospital was being away from Patsy, her dog. So her granddaughter snuck the pup in for a visit. Shelby Hennick says her 79-year-old grandma, Donna, spoils her dog, treating her just like a baby. That’s how she got the idea to put a blanket over the dog, and hold the pup like a baby. It worked… in more ways than one.

She was able to sneak Patsy into the hospital without anyone knowing. It was hard to know who was happier, Grandma Shelby or Patsy; they were overjoyed to see each other.

The next day, Granny went home, and that might have been attributed to a nurse or doctor…one who had four legs.