My Grandpa resides at the Assiniboine Centre where I have been taking Beckett 2x a week to visit him. Today was a rough day with him not feeling well. He saw Beckett there today though and banged his hand on the bed to get her attention and she put her head over and gave him some good licks. One more time and he had to leave for some tests so my mom and I had some waiting to do out in the hall….
Today of all days, I had tears, (because of Grandpa not feeling well and) because of the people Beckett is having such a great impact on, not just the residents but the staff too. They almost all smile when they walk past or stop and ask to pet her and she is so good with EVERYBODY. The ultimate test today was a Parkinson’s patient that rolled up in a wheelchair and saw her. As he reached out his hand, it started shaking and she had already walked beside his wheelchair so she waited patiently for his hand to rest on her head and as it did, he quit shaking and she didn’t move, spook, or anything, she just waited like she knew exactly what to do. I love that she can help others and bring joy to them as much as she brings to me and my family. I pray someday when I’m old that there is a special person out there that can do the same for me. Beckett is truly a special girl with an incredible gift.