Dogs have been in human life since ancient times. According to some studies, four-legged and furry friends have been living with us for over 10,000 years. This is evidenced by a discovery made in Israel in 1976, when archaeologist Simon Davis found the tomb of a 12,000-year-old man holding a dog skeleton in his hand.
Dogs do not leave us in a difficult period – moreover, they try their best to encourage us. One of them is Shiloh – the Golden Retriever, who recently became an employee of Ohio State University Medical Center.
The news was shared by the hospital doctor, Sherry Danawei, on Twitter and it was solemnly announced that a new member has been added to his service team, whose sole duty is to walk here and there and greet patients and medical staff.
The new employee also received a badge with his own “passport photo”, where the position was mentioned.
Shiloh is not the only Tsuga employed at the hospital. Numerous medical centers open doors for dogs to bring joy and comfort to patients in such a stressful situation, in sad wards. This approach is not unfounded – studies show that dogs have a positive effect on the psychological state of humans, reducing stress, anxiety and feelings of loneliness. This is probably one of the reasons why most dog owners consider a four-legged friend to be a full-fledged member of the family.
Shailo’s story greatly delighted internet users. They are urging other hospitals to hire more four-legged staff, while calling on Shailo’s service to increase his salary.