August 2010. Anna is now off the heart/lung bypass pump. A note about how well 4 Paws Dogs are trained. When we met Anna’s heart surgeon, Cadi was in a place in a corner of the exam room. She stayed there for the entire examination/discussion of the surgery: 55+ minutes. As things were wrapping up, she gets out of her place, walks over to the surgeon and rolls on her back (the ultimate position of submission in a dog’s world) under his crossed feet. She seemed to be saying, “Okay you’ve got my approval to operate on my girl’s heart.”

Cadi’s been going to school with Anna for two years and always she stays where she is told to stay. So for her to just get up and move, well she must have thought it was an important moment. Another service offered by 4 Paws Dogs: Physician Approval.