Thursday, March 15, 2012

LEO LOVES NANA AND NANA LOVES LEO! Nana has been struggling with Altzheimmer's Disease for a few years now. Life has been incredibly difficult for her. She came to the United States from Calabria Italy when she was just 18 years old. She was brought here by the man she fell in love with. He traveled all the way from Haverhill Ma to Southern Italy to meet his future bride. It was a whirlwind romance and they would spend the next 55 years as husband and wife. She lost her beloved husband last March just after losing her 2nd daughter to Cancer 22 days earlier. Nana's heart is broken but she does enjoy the family and an abudance of love that continues to surround her. One source of this great love is LEO and even though she forgets his name and calls him Pepe, he doesn't care. He just wags his tail, gives her a big smile, and sheds his unconditional love (and dog hair) all over her! He loves nothing more than to curl up on the loveseat and snuggle with her! Leo comforts her in her time of distress and despite her debilitating memory loss, one thing that she IS able to remember is the LOVE that LEO gives her. She is always happy to see him when she walks through our door and she always makes sure that he has a seat right beside her.

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