My Mutt Stories: Curley
Featured My Mutt... "Curley"
Curley is an adopted rescue dog. Most of the time he works, plays, and lives at our assisted living community. When we first adopted him, Curley was very scared-looking, undernourished, and neglected. He was found on the Lawrence Expressway and – coming here – he would hide his face under my arms.
Not so anymore.
He knows his way around and mostly runs the place – he greets people coming in the door and stops for the residents to pet him ( as well as occasionally stealing a toy mouse or two from the cat). Sometimes if he isn’t close by, we will find him in a resident’s room napping alongside them in bed. He brings so much happiness and joy to the residents and families as well as the staff, and he always puts a smile on those who are lonely. He has sat with residents who were ready to pass away, bringing comfort to them and their thankful families. He barks to alert us if someone needs help or has fallen. He also enjoys his breaks for long walks and fun at the dog park. Our residents with memory loss may forget our names, but somehow they remember Curley’s name and will give him a pat. It is sweet to watch. Curley has brightened so many of our lives and we are grateful for Curley having adopted us as well.