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Mary Nichols and Carle: Island Hospice Pet Therapists

March 14, 2014

 

Mary Nichols has been an Island Hospice pet therapist for two years. She and her Rottweiler Carle are inseparable. Every other Saturday, Mary and Carle visit the Shadowmoss Alzheimer’s facility to entertain the residents. We asked the residents why they love Carle so much.

"I love Carle because she has a very soothing way about her. It is nice to have visitors and it is even more special when the visitor is a dog like Carle. She just has a way of making everything better." ~ Jerry Parrot

“I love Carle because she has a very soothing way about her. It is nice to have visitors and it is even more special when the visitor is a dog like Carle. She just has a way of making everything better.” ~ Jerry Parrot

 

"I love Carle because she is a sweetie pie just like a baby. She is gentle for a big dog. The way her mouth is, I swear she is smiling." ~Verna Pardiski

“I love Carle because she is a sweetie pie just like a baby. She is gentle for a big dog. The way her mouth is, I swear she is smiling.” ~Verna Pardiski

 

"I love Carle because she is a sweetie pie just like a baby. She is gentle for a big dog. The way her mouth is, I swear she is smiling." ~Verna Pardiski

“I love Carle because she is a sweetie pie just like a baby. She is gentle for a big dog. The way her mouth is, I swear she is smiling.” ~Verna Pardiski

 

"I love all dogs but there is something special about Carle. I think it’s her demeanor. She is quiet, calm, sweet, and never barks." ~Jim Hayden

“I love all dogs but there is something special about Carle. I think it’s her demeanor. She is quiet, calm, sweet, and never barks.” ~Jim Hayden

 

"I love Carle because she is a real gem. What an angel she is. She kisses me and gives me her paw. She is a little doll...well, not so little." ~Carol Horne

“I love Carle because she is a real gem. What an angel she is. She kisses me and gives me her paw. She is a little doll…well, not so little.” ~Carol Horne

 

Jim Hayden, Carle and Jerry Parrot

Jim Hayden, Carle and Jerry Parrot