On Wednesday, the day after Dusty’s premiere at Citizen’s, the Frederick News Post’s video division (FNP TV) came out to Citizen’s to do a story on Wags for Hope. (This will be aired three times daily for a week starting August 5 on a show called “Frederick 360″. It will also be available online at that time, just go to www.fredericknewspost.com and find the link to FNP TV.) We brought four animal teams, trying to mix up the sizes and breeds a bit. Team Charle (Bernese Mountain Dog), Team Dusty (Pembroke Welsh Corgi), Team Sam (Maltese) and Team Napoleon (English Mastiff) had the honors. Normally we visit one on one inside their rooms, but since we were all there they had us go to the sitting area between the C & D wings. All four dogs went from person to person having a nice visit. These were almost artificial visits since they were somewhat staged, but the residents enjoyed them anyway. All of a sudden something incredible happened. The whole time there had been this one gentleman sitting on the couch by himself and he was very quiet. He looked apathetic about what was going on as if he would rather have his privacy so he seemed to get skipped over. Just then Courtney (Dusty’s 10 year old handler) asked him if he would like to pet Dusty. She lifted Dusty up on the couch next to this man and as Dusty leaned on the man’s lap, he began to pet him. Few words were exchanged, but Dusty did not leave and the man did not stop petting him. I looked up at Courtney’s mom and noticed that she was wiping away tears of pride and compassion. I am so glad they got that on film – I hope that Dusty steals the show because he sure did at the taping.