Fluffy white Samson the Australian labradoodle enjoys helping his grandmother Grace at Oakwood West.
As a six-month-old, he entertained nurses, residents and his grandfather, Maurice, at Oakwood’s skilled-nursing home. Nurses dropped prone on the floor to adore cute little Samson with his long, adorable eyelashes. A seed was planted for therapy work, a way to provide joy to those experiencing life challenges.
In 2017, Barbara and Samson became a therapy team. They have visited schools, libraries, retirement homes, and the UW-Madison campus. Samson enjoys his therapy mission and plans to expand venues in the future.
Recently, in an unofficial capacity, Samson and sister Delilah brought smiles to every face as they ran along side grandma Grace while riding a rickshaw on paths and through parks near Oakwood. If you’re lucky and need a smile, you may catch sight of Samson and Delilah cruising Madison’s west side escorting a rickshaw. So much fun!!