For a moment when we entered the big room at the assisted living facility, my human wondered if she’d stepped back in time to a 1980s dance club. Peter Gabriel was blasting on the stereo! I just noticed more residents than normal were there, which meant I had work to do! So I got busy visiting.
The first couple of women I saw were Spanish speaking, which I love. They really enjoyed me too. The lady who always wants high fives was present, so I visited with her. Her friend was sitting next to her, and it turned out the man next to her was her boyfriend. A staff member with a tablet came over and started taking photos of me with the residents. And that was nice because I know the facility enjoys having these mementos.
Another resident I’ve seen frequently was the blind man, and the staff member helped him pet me. I also visited the woman who loves cats. She’s not doing well. Her hands were shaking when she petted me. My human noticed that her fingernails were freshly painted… and then she started seeing lots of the women residents with bright nails. A manicurist must have stopped by to do nails for them. It seems like the staff at this facility really cares for for the people living there.
The second house was finally open again after being on covid quarantine for a couple of months. It was pretty quiet in their big room, though, so we were only there for about 15 or 20 minutes.
It was a very good visit, and I’m glad I got to see so many familiar faces.
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