While I miss my Quantum Leap when I am away, I benefit when an elder has a pet that I can supplement love to while I am away from home. Cooper is part of the loving a.m. package and I am thrilled that he is such a support to the kind women that he lives with and that love him unconditionally.
Cooper is a protector. He sits right by ‘Grandma’ as my client is referred to with Cooper. Although he is getting up there in age, the dog lumbers up on his arthritic legs to wander around the house like the good herder that he is, protecting the people within. He is happiest when everyone is in one room so that he is able to keep an eye on them!
Dogs are so good for elders to have in their presence. It has been proven over and over again that dogs provide a calming effect that helps keep hearts healthier, attitudes lighter and their mere presence provides a sense of companionship that many individuals lack when they get older. Dogs should really be considered a miracle drug because they are capable of saving people – even from themselves.
Besides the fact that Cooper is so good to and for his family, he also provides me with a sense of comfort; knowing that I have a dog that I can reach over and pet if I should ever feel any discomfort. Cooper is another form of displaying the fact that With Age Comes Respect! Dogs just seem to know where people seem to need to be reminded!