Casey is an ‘amaz­ing’ ther­apy dog

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Name: Karen Csenc­sits

Home­town: Sch­necksville

Type of pet: Dog

Name: Casey

Age: 14

Breed: Shet­land sheep­dog

Gen­der: Fe­male

Why she is my friend: Sweet and loyal com­pan­ion.

In four words: Cute, youth­ful, crazy, ther­a­pist.

Best trait: Good worker.

Per­son­al­ity: Mix of feisty, tough and smart.

A funny story: Casey is our third ther­apy dog with Le­high Val­ley Ther­apy dogs. She has been the best one and she flunked the test the first time she took it. Loves: All food.

Tricks: Sit, down, stay.

Ex­er­cise: Walk­ing the halls of nurs­ing homes and schools for the last 13 years.

Nick­names: Case.

Shows af­fec­tion by: Eye con­tact and fol­low­ing you around.

Can usu­ally be found: In the kitchen near the re­frig­er­a­tor.

Likes to be rubbed: Un­der her neck. Fa­vorite toy: Ny­labones.

Fa­vorite treat: Peanut but­ter bones.

Afraid of: In the past, she was afraid of fire­works and storms.

Worst habit: Chew­ing things.

Health scares: Many years ago she ate part of a towel and needed surgery.

Fa­vorite sleep­ing spot: In her crate.

Fa­vorite an­i­mal friend: Was Reg­gie, her older brother who passed away last year. She now has a new puppy friend, Andie.

Strange but true: Barks when we get the alu­minum foil and Saran Wrap out of the drawer.

Com­ments: Casey has been an amaz­ing ther­apy dog, vis­it­ing many nurs­ing homes, schools, li­braries, sum­mer camps and the hospi­tal over the last 13 years. She has brought smiles to many.

KAREN CSENC­SITS/CON­TRIB­UTED PHOTO

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