I have been taking Penne on my pastoral calls to a St. Boniface parishioner, (C. H-K,) who lives at the "Hawthorne Village" rehab. and health centre here in SRQ.
Penne is getting used to these visits, but she gets confused when we alight the elevator/lift. She cannot understand why we are in a "room" with no windows or doors.
C. appreciates my visits (to share Holy Communion), and he is always glad to see Penne. Yesterday he gave her haunches a good scratching - and Penne was in heaven.
Other residents brighten up when they see my dog. For instance as we visited yesterday a woman who is also resident of Hawthorne Village took a great interest in Penne (and who would not!).
This woman came closer in her wheelchair and handed me a post card. "This" she said, "is a gift for Penne"
It was a photo' of a bronze sculpture by Alberto Giacometti, entitled "Le Chien". How the woman happened to have this card in her bag is a mystery to me, but she said that she is a great fan of Giacometti.