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Tammie Lanners and her dog, Woody, are volunteers with the Paws of Love Hospice of Douglas County Therapy Dog Program. They visit Cozette Fjordback, a hospice patient, once a week.

Dogs provide comfort, companionship to hospice patients


Cozette Fjordback has a new friend. He's everything a person could ask for of a friend - he's warm, gentle, patient, caring, a good listener, and best of all, he visits regularly.


He also gives lots of kisses.

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