Owners bring their dogs for residents to see

MORRISON—A friendly wag of a tail can certainly raise one’s spirits.

And several wagging tails did their best last week to try and raise the spirits of Resthave Care & Rehabilitation residents in Morrison who can’t see “non-essential” visitors in an attempt to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

“We received an awesome pet therapy visit for our residents, from three wonderful women in our community,” said Karla Burn, Resthave marketing director in an email. “Amanda Cook and her dogs Mongo and Bruno; Charla Olson and her dog Snickers; and Theresa Farrell and her dog Callie were so thoughtful and kind to think of coming to our home to raise our resident’s spirits during this difficult time.

Burn said trio decided they were going to walk their dogs at Resthave.

“They knocked on residents windows to say “hi” holding signs so the residents could read their names and the name of the pets. They added so much cheer to our resident’s day and walked around the entire building!”

Sharon King, a resident at Resthave took pictures from inside her room looking out.

“Sharon was so pleased with how the pictures turned out that she sent them to her family members, telling them that the visit was “so nice, I just loved it!’,” Burn said. “Ray Dykstra another resident at Resthave stopped to visit grinning from ear-to-ear and said “that really made a difference in my day, that was great!’”

Resthave Care and Rehabilitation is located at 408 Maple Ave., in Morrison.