Sue & Maggie

MaggieWhat’s your favorite activity to do together? 
Our favorite thing to do is go for walks!  Maggie loves to be outside and look for wildlife.   She especially likes to watch the ducks as we walk along the Iowa River!  I enjoy her company when I walk to get my daily exercise!

What’s Maggie’s favorite treat and favorite toy?
Maggie loves toys with squeakers!  She likes to make them squeak until they break!  Her favorite treats are Doggie Bagels and rawhide bones.

What do you like most about helping people through TDJC?
Maggie and I go to the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics and I never realized how happy petting and visiting with a dog can make someone!  Maggie has a way of connecting with the patients and making them feel that they are loved by her.  She snuggles with them and is very content in their arms.  It is really rewarding to me when a patient says that Maggie made their day and helped them briefly forget about whatever it is that they are going through.  It is also nice when the hospital staff are thrilled to see Maggie.  She’s good therapy for them too!

What’s the best story you have about one of your visits?
There are so many wonderful stories that I think are the best!   Our visits are always different. It depends on the patient and how they are feeling that day.  One patient said that after she finished visiting with Maggie, her stomach ache went away! The ones who cry and reminisce about their dogs touch me the most.  I understand the love of dogs and would miss Maggie terribly if I couldn’t see her every day.

 

What do you like most about helping people through TDJC?
Maggie and I go to the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics and I never realized how happy petting and visiting with a dog can make someone feel. Maggie has a way of connecting with patients and making them feel that they are loved by her. She snuggles with them and is very content in their arms. It is really rewarding to me when a patient says that Maggie made their day and helped them briefly forget about whatever it is that they are going through. It’s also nice when the hospital staff is thrilled to see Maggie! She’s great therapy for them as well!

What’s the best story you have about one of your visits?
There are so many wonderful stories that I think are the best! Our visits are always different. It depends on the patient and how they are feeling that day. One patient said that after she finished visiting with Maggie, her stomach ache went away! The ones who cry and reminisce about their dogs touch me the most. I understand the love of dogs and would miss Maggie terribly if I couldn’t see her every day.