Monday, March 28, 2011

Rilley the therapy dog...well, sort of

Last night Rilley decided to become a therapy dog of sorts.  You see, about a week ago our 10 year old daughter suffered severe burns to her legs and feet when boiling water spilled while preparing macaroni and cheese for lunch.  After spending three days in Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children, she came home and spent a few nights sleeping with mom and dad.  Last night Rilley decided that he would help out.  He usually sleeps at the foot of the bed but he moved up and snuggled down right next to Elizabeth.
Elizabeth and Rilley...almost looking like a stuffed animal.
Could "Comfort Dog" be his new calling?
(If you look closely, you can still see a tiny bit of his surgical scar on top of his head.)
As you can see by the look on her face, this made her feel quite special.  Rilley actually stayed like that for quite some time.  We're not quite sure how long, but we do know that it is longer than he has ever cuddled like that with anyone in the house.  Elizabeth also got quite the tongue-bath from all the kisses!

Good boy Rilley!

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