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Baxter the therapy dog


Comment from Caroline Griffin
Time October 8, 2009 at 10:31 am

This is simply magnificent. Thank you.

Comment from 2pugsinapod
Time October 8, 2009 at 11:04 am

I read this at work! You can’t do this to me at work! *sob*

Comment from Valerie Gomez
Time October 8, 2009 at 11:33 am

What a beautiful and touching video. I love animals, especially dogs. Baxter seems like such a special dog. It’s like God working through him to bring comfort and joy to so many people. God Bless

Comment from Mary Haight
Time October 8, 2009 at 12:25 pm

My mom died not two years ago, and I well remember the effect her dog had on her passing and the effect she had on the dog. There was something sacred in that silent communion. Fabulous find, John. I’m in a puddle.

Comment from Meredith
Time October 8, 2009 at 1:00 pm

You should have given a better warning, John! I’m bawling at work.

Comment from Laurie
Time October 8, 2009 at 7:14 pm

I was having a bad day. Little stuff but feeling a little down. Then I saw this and it changed everything. When my dad was dying at home, our dog was right by his bed and hardly left him. Dogs are awesome, this dog is awesome and the story is inspiring. Thanks for sharing.

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Time October 8, 2009 at 7:38 pm

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Comment from donna murray
Time October 8, 2009 at 8:47 pm

so sad my dog Jack is so special I wish everyone we the same with there pets

Comment from Arden
Time October 9, 2009 at 11:35 pm

Wouldn’t it nice if everyone with a family member, friend or neighbor who is older confined to a hospital, nursing home, or just their home could be as understanding, caring, and generous as this dog and, of course, his owner. Even with his own health seriously compromised this gentle animal still reaches out to and gets through to those with the least to offer back.
Leave it to a dog and other the animals to show us how to treat your closest family, fiends and even strangers.

Comment from Linda Allen
Time October 10, 2009 at 12:51 pm

I am a director of nursing in a long term care facility. I deal with end of life patients everyday. Thank you Baxter and friends for reminding me why I do this. Why I show up for work every day, and what our mission in life really is. I have shared your story with everyone on my facebook and email list and I will share it with all of those at work. Baxter is a hero to all. God Bless you all.
Most Sincerely,
Linda Allen, RN DON
Lakeshore Village Healthcare Center
Waco, TX

Comment from gene
Time October 11, 2009 at 11:53 pm


Comment from Bob
Time October 12, 2009 at 10:59 am

If dogs don’t go to heaven, I want to go where they go!

Comment from Lisa
Time October 12, 2009 at 7:37 pm

What a beautiful dog – his love shines through in silence and heals those with him. Thank you for sharing this story and his love :}

Comment from Mary Annie
Time October 12, 2009 at 8:52 pm

The unconditional Love Baxter and Dogs alike have. This made my day more than you will ever know. Sending kisses, hugs to Baxter and his mom from Alaska

Comment from Leslie
Time October 15, 2009 at 12:59 am

My grandson is no longer sure if dogs go to heaven as he was told that dogs have no soul so they can not go to heaven. I told him they do go to heaven. Just look into Baxter’s eyes and you know he has a loving soul.

Comment from Jean
Time October 16, 2009 at 2:51 pm

Oh, my heart! If humans were capable of bringing this much peace to each other, our world would be a wonderful place.

Comment from shelly
Time October 19, 2009 at 1:03 pm

please give me info on how i can make my dog an official therapy dog. that is what i am working on. i have had him in training for obedience, but how do i make it official

Comment from Stephanie Bright
Time October 19, 2009 at 7:49 pm

Not long ago I saw the video clip of Baxter at the hospice with his “Mom”. I cried because of the love and tenderness he had been bringing to terminally ill patients. I saved this web address and decided to open it again this evening… I am crying again over the passing of this remarkable dog. I know he is now healthy again in heaven, and I know he has touched many lives, but I also know his passing brings incredible grief for those closest to him. Thank you for sharing him with all of us… In deepest sympathy, Stephanie Bright

Comment from BethAnn Weinstein
Time October 22, 2009 at 10:20 pm

I am so sorry to hear of his passing. I know he has gone to the rainbow bridge and is now healthy

Comment from mathilde
Time October 23, 2009 at 4:28 pm

MS. Bright expressed so well my feelings..my sympathy for Baxter’s loving family, who provided him such a wonderful and meaningful life; my admiration for that beautiful spirit..what an inspirational story! Yes, he certainly must be waiting at that bridge…with so many friends…Thank you for sharing with us such an intense personal and loving story.

Comment from kathy
Time October 30, 2009 at 9:29 pm

I just lost my dog to c ancer and I know what a comfort they can be. What a blessing baxter must be because I know what a blessing my Rocky was

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Time February 21, 2013 at 4:14 pm

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