The Touch of

I learned about this story from a friend who does “pet therapy” with her miniature Schnauzer. While visiting a young women with a head injury, who was having trouble waking up from her injury

While the Schnauzer was laying beside her, they placed her hand on the therapy dog. Her eye lids began to flicker, she began moving her hand over the dog’s back. Then her cramped fingers began to relax and eventually her eyes opened.

Additionally, she spoke a few words, and the beginning of her waking up state took on a new level of alertness.

The touch of a human hand on this preciously calm pet has been a point of return to waking up from the head injury.

Never underestimate the touch!


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