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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Smiles go viral with videos of therapy-dog visits

Whidbey Island dog owner Claudia Hurlbert's bout with a ruptured appendix became more bearable after a visit from Teddy Bear. His owner, Christi Dudzik, owns a business called Healing Paws, and Swedish/ Edmonds Hospital has contracted with her to coordinate the therapy-pups program.