Tuesday, July 27, 2010

FHRNC Says Goodbye to a Loyal Friend

Employees and residents of the Fauquier Health Rehabilitation & Nursing Center recently bade farewell to Dutch, the 12 1/2 year old chocolate lab who was a fixture at FHRNC during the last seven years. All who loved the familiar and loyal canine expressed condolances to owner Sarah Pearson.

Patty Lovell, activities director at FHRNC, remembered, “Once Dutch had been coming in for a while, he would ‘make the rounds,’ as we put it. He would head out on a mission to visit all the residents that were saving him food from breakfast. After his morning treats he would just hang out for a while.

“Later, he would round again, beginning with one resident who lives near the courtyard door. He would go in and let out a little bark to say it’s time to let me out. Then he would visit again. This would continue on throughout the day until his shift was up.

“Dutch learned who his favorite fans were and would spend extra time bouncing among their rooms. He completed our family here at FHRNC.”

FHRNC would like to say a special thank you to residents and staff for allowing Dutch to be a member of our community for so many years. He truly will be missed.

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