love needs only three legs.
at madison health & rehab, a question is asked: may we have a dog here?
the staff & residents vote. the answer is yes.
‘but what dog?’ the residents ask.
they visit the humane society of morgan county and meet tres. tres is a stray the group rescued, despite his mouthful of abscessed teeth and his seriously infected leg. but in the hsmc’s care, tres had blossomed, even with three legs and no teeth.
for the staff and residents at madison health & rehab, the answer is clear: tres is their dog.
tres is renamed, again by vote. scrappy it is. the staff feeds him. the residents give him treats. he returns affection by lap-sitting, nap-joining, afternoon-visiting and loving abundantly.
the staff says that not all the residents understand scrappy. still, he works diligently to make friends, even with the more remote residents, often eliciting smiles where before there were few.
‘animals are so good for us,’ the staff says.
resident leonard wallace agrees, ‘we are so glad scrappy is here.’